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Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Smoke was spotted, on board a Japan Air Lines (JAL) flight bounded for Fukuoka, forcing the immediate evacuation of a total of 165 passengers and crew members, according to local reports.
The smoke was spotted in the Boeing 737 airplane at the New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido at around 3 p.m. local time when the plane was going to take off on the runway, said Japan’s public broadcaster NHK.
A female passenger suffered minor injure in her waist during the evacuation.
Local reports also said that weather was worsening when the flight was going to depart from the airport.
The company is investigating into the cause of the smoke detected in the right side engine.