Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), Volksrepublik China
Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan
Unfallbericht: A Boeing 767-381ER passenger plane, JA610A, sustained substantial damage in a hard landing accident at Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT), Japan. All Nippon flight NH956 was arriving from Beijing, China, when it made a hard landing on runway 16R in strong gusty cross winds. The airplane touched down on its right hand main landing gear, after which it bounced back up. The nose landing gear than contacted the runway at considerable force. The nose bounced back up and the airplane touched down on its main wheels, followed by the nose landing gear at a vertical acceleration of 1.82 G. The flight taxied to the gate and it appeared the airplane had sustained severe wrinkling of the forward fuselage .
Probable Causes: "It is highly probable that this accident occurred by the damage to the aircraft is a result of the hard landing of the nose landing gear after its bounce when attempting to land at Runway 16R of Narita International Airport. It is probable that the hard landing of the nose landing gear was caused because the Captain could not notice the bounce of the aircraft and controlled it to take a nose down position in order to make early touch-down of the nose landing gear. It is probable that the continued landing with the aircraft being in an unstable posture caused by a crosswind with gust which occurs when there is a strong southwest wind around the airport contributed to the occurrence of the accident."
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path. Distance from Beijing-Capital Airport to Tokyo-Narita Airport as the crow flies is 2121 km (1325 miles).