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B747 passed within 200 meters of Tokyo Tower
Last updated: 18 September 2014

published: 18 OCT 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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An Orient Thai Airways Boeing 747 passed within 200 meters of the tip of Tokyo Tower in the early hours of Sept 19, Ministry of Transport officials said. The jet, bound for Haneda Airport, veered off course during a visual approach. The plane was supposed to come in over Tokyo Bay but instead crossed over Tokyo Station and the Nihombashi district, flying at an altitude of 540 meters. (Japan Today)