Accident Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner JA891A,
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Date:Wednesday 20 March 2024
Time:16:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B789 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:All Nippon Airways - ANA
Registration: JA891A
MSN: 40751/550
Year of manufacture:2017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 207
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:55 km S of Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA) -   Japan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX), CA, USA
Destination airport:Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan
Investigating agency: JTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
All Nippon Airways' flight ANH/NH5 from Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo/Narita, Japan, a Boeing 787-9, suffered a serious damage to the right forward fuselage by lightning strikes at an altitude of 5000 feet and 55 km south of Narita while approach. The aircraft continued to Narita where a safe landing was carried out. There were no personal injuries.
On 3rd April, JTSB launched an investigation as an aircraft accident since the damage was assessed to be susbtantial.

METAR:

METAR reports at Narita around the accident time (07:15 UTC):
RJAA 200700Z 03006KT 9999 FEW030 BKN140 09/04 Q0993 TEMPO 36015G25KT RMK 2CU030 7AC140 A2932=
RJAA 200730Z 02009KT 9999 FEW030 BKN070 BKN/// 10/03 Q0993 TEMPO 36015G25KT RMK 1CU030 5AC070 A2934=
RJAA 200800Z 35012KT 9999 VCSH FEW030 SCT150 BKN/// 10/01 Q0993 TEMPO FM0900 32016G28KT RMK 1CU030 3AC150 A2935=

Sources:

https://jtsb.mlit.go.jp/jtsb/aircraft/detail2.php?id=2382
https://www.sankei.com/article/20240403-QE2VIFCT65IEDHXQDH3W6NS4NU/

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ja891a#346dfd0a

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Apr-2024 15:00 isamuel Added
09-Apr-2024 15:00 ASN Updated [Narrative]
09-Apr-2024 15:02 ASN Updated [[Narrative]]

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