Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Warden Message - Narita Airport Accident

(hopefully things will be back to normal soon. Our prayers are with the families of the crew)

This is to inform the American community that the crash of a FedEx cargo plane at Narita International Airport at 0648 local time on Monday, March 23, 2009, has temporarily disrupted the arrival and departure of some commercial passenger flights while investigation and cleanup of the crash continue. The FedEx plane crashed on Runway A, the longer of Narita鈥檚 runways, which remains closed as of this report. The airport is currently operating with only one runway.

If you are scheduled to depart on any flight out of Narita International Airport, or meet arriving passengers at Narita, the U.S. Embassy recommends checking with the airline or Narita International Airport at www.narita-airport.jp/en/flight/today.html to confirm the status of all arriving and departing flights.

Warden Message - Narita Airport Accident

The long runway re-opened this morning and the airport timetable is going back to normal.

The wreckage of the Fedex MD11 is on the side of the runway.

Apparently there were 7 warning of wind shear prior to the accident.

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