EMERGENCY Japan Airlines B777 makes emergency landing in Tokyo due to birdstrike on takeoff

A Japan Airlines (JAL) plane made an emergency landing at Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport shortly after takeoff on Tuesday following an apparent bird strike, an airline spokesman said.

Video footage appeared to show flames shooting from one engine of the Boeing 777 soon after takeoff.

A bird strike was believed to be the cause, although it was still being investigated, the spokesman said.

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The Boeing 777 dumped prior to return to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

The plane, bound for New York, was carrying 233 passengers and 15 staff.

JAL said the Boeing 777 carrying 233 passengers and 15 crew members requested an emergency landing minutes after take-off from Haneda International Airport on Tuesday.

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