NTSB Identification: DCA07RA061
Accident occurred Monday, August 20, 2007 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800, registration:
Injuries: 165 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.
At 10:36 local time (JST) a China Air Lines B737-800 caught fire after landing at Naha Airport (Okinawa), Japan. Preliminary reports indicate that the fire orginated from one of the engines and then progressed to the fuselage. There were 157 passengers and 8 crew members on board. An emergency evacation was done by slides and no injuries have been reported. The NTSB is sending an accredited representative and a powerplant specialist to assist the Aircraft and Railroad Accident Investigation Committee (ARAIC) of Japan with their investigation. They will be accompanied by technical advisors from Boeing, the FAA, and GE.
For additional information on the accident investigation, contact the ARAIC of Japan at http://www.mlit.go.jp.
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