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A Japan Airlines plane caught fire at Tokyo Airport with 379 people on board, all of whom escaped

A Japan Airlines plane caught fire at Tokyo Airport with 379 people on board, all of whom escaped

Flight JL516 was bound for Haneda Airport from Chitose, Hokkaido.

A Japan Airlines plane caught fire after landing at Haneda Airport on Tuesday.

Flight JL516, heading from Chitose, Hokkaido, may have collided with a Japanese Coast Guard plane during landing, officials told NHK, saying this was a preliminary assessment. The plane landed at approximately 5:47 pm local time.

NHK reported that the plane was carrying 367 passengers and 12 crew members when it landed. The airline said, according to what was reported by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), that all 379 people left the plane safely.

Live video from the airport, an international hub on the outskirts of Tokyo, showed firefighters battling flames that engulfed the plane's fuselage.

The plane was an Airbus A350, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

This is a developing story. . Please check back for updates

ABC News' Joe Simonetti contributed to this story.

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