Comes On The Heels Of Government's Operations Warning
Have you ever heard the old saying that astronauts have just one
rule? It is: Don't screw up. Well, Japan Airlines is playing by the
astronaut's rule these days, after getting an embarrassing and
rather dire series of operational warnings from the Japanese
government. So it probably didnt' help matters when JAL
aircraft are involved in more incidents.
Such was the case Tuesday, when a JAL 767-300 landing in
Fukushima Airport in Sukagawa scraped the runway with its
It happened at 0917 local time when the aircraft, with 124
passengers and nine crew members on board, when Japanese Transport
Ministry officials said the aircraft yawed in moderate winds while
on short final. The officials said the aircraft's tail struck the
runway along a metal skid installed to alleviate the damage from
just such an occurrence.
It also came just a few minutes before yet another JAL aircraft
declared an inflight emergency on a flight from Hiroshima to Haneda
Tuesday. The flight crew reported problems with the Airbus
A300-600's control column, according to the Daily Yomiuri. Some 55
emergency vehicles were reportedly standing by as the aircraft
landed, but there were no further incidents.