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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166638
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Time:c. 20:00 ED
Type:Silhouette image of generic B788 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:Japan Airlines (JAL/JL)
Registration: JA835J
MSN: 34850/159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Tampa International Airport (TPA/KTPA), FL -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan
Destination airport:Tampa International Airport (TPA/KTPA), FL, U.S.A.
When a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner of Japan Airlines arrived at Tampa, the starboard wing tip light was destroyed by a fire truck which performed a welcome ceremony. The accident plane was operated as a charter flight JAL/JL8806 for the Japanese soccer team attending FIFA World Cup games. No injury was reported. Youtube film suggests that the starboard wingtip structure - not just the light - was damaged beyond repair.

Sources: (video)

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

22 Aug 2019 JA835J Japan Airlines 0 northwest of Shimane prefecture min


Photo of JA835J courtesy

Los Angeles - International (KLAX / LAX)
2 January 2015; (c) John Smitherman

Revision history:

30-May-2014 16:50 isamuel Added
31-May-2014 17:08 RFaith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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