Japan Airlines to put A350 Wreckage in Safety Exhibition

Japan Airlines to debut A350-1000 on Tokyo-New York route
Photo Credit: Japan Airlines

It has been revealed that Japan Airlines (JAL) is set to preserve the wreckage of its A350 that was involved in the incident on January 2.

This article will cover the details surrounding that Japan Airlines is set to preserve the wreckage in a safety display.

Japan Airlines A350 Wreckage on Display

Photo Credit: F.M. Chang, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

On January 2, 2024, a Japan Airlines Airbus A350-900 registered as JA13XJ was landing at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) on runway 34R from Sapporo New Chitose Airport (CTS) as flight JL 516 when it collided with a Japanese Coast Guard Bombardier Dash 8 Q300, JA722A resulting in a complete loss of both airframes.

Read our article about this incident here.

Three days after the incident, the Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) began recovering the aircrafts wreckage from the side of the runway and relocated it to one of the carriers hangars at the airport for the investigation to continue.

The carrier has its own JAL Safety Promotion Center where there are various exhibits relating to aviation safety. One exhibit in particular is part of the fuselage from the Boeing 747SR on flight JL 123 from August 1985 where sadly, the loss of 520 lives happened, the worst accident in Japanese aviation history.

JAL have approached the Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism Ministry of Japan, Rolls-Royce and other key stakeholders to obtain authorisation to preserve the wreckage as they consider it to be “a valuable object in conveying the lessons of air safety.”

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