NTSB Identification: DCA94RA037
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 01, 1994 in NARITA, Japan
Aircraft: BOEING 747, registration: N637US
Injuries: 250 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On March 1, 1994, about 1340 Japanese Standard Time , Northwest Airlines flight 18, a Boeing B-747, flying from Hong Kong to John F. Kennedy International airport, Jamaica, New York, with an intermediate stop at New Tokyo International Airport, Narita, Japan, stopped on a taxiway at Narita with the front of the No. 1 engine touching the ground. The lower forward engine nose cowl had been ground away as it dragged along the runway. A fire near the No. 1 engine was rapidly extinguished by local fire fighters, and all passengers remained aboard. They were subsequently deplaned about 30 minutes after the airplane came to a stop on the taxiway. There were no injuries.

See published NTSB report numbered PB94-917006, NTSB/SIR-94/02 for detailed narrative.

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