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Date:28-DEC-2015
Time:16:20 CST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-346ER
Owner/operator:Japan Airlines
Registration: JA734J
C/n / msn: 32433/527
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 232
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD/KORD), IL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD/KORD), IL, USA
Destination airport:Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan
Narrative:
The scheduled time of departure of Japan Airlines' flight JAL/JL9 from Chicago/O'Hare to Tokyo/Narita was originally 10:45 CST (16:45 UTC) of 28th December, however delayed until 15:26 CST due to snow at the airport. When the plane took off from the runway 10L, warning indications on the landing gear appeared. Inspecting the runway, some pieces of the gear detached were found on the runway. The flight continued to Narita, and made an emergency landing at the runway 34L at 20:15 JST (11:15 UTC) of 29th December, after a low pass for inspection from the ground. No injuries were reported among 232 occupants.

The weather at KORD at the time of the incident:
KORD 282212Z 06019G28KT 2 1/2SM -RA BR OVC008 01/00 A2962 RMK AO2 PK WND 07028/2204 PLE08 PRESFR P0004 T00060000
KORD 282221Z 06018G31KT 3SM R10L/4500VP6000FT -RA BR OVC008 01/00 A2962 RMK AO2 PK WND 05031/2213 PLE08 P0006 T00060000
(22:21 UTC, wind 060 degrees 18 knots, gust into 31 knots, visibility 3 statute miles, RVR runway 10L variable between 4500 feet and 6000 feet, light rain and mist, cloud overcast at 800 feet, temperature 1 degree Celsius, dew-point 0 degree Celsius, QNH 29.62 INS.)


Sources:

http://www.news24.jp/articles/2015/12/30/07318570.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20151230232505/http://news.tbs.co.jp:80/newseye/tbs_newseye2669212.html
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp:443/hl?a=20151229-00000098-jij-soci


Images:

Photo of JA734J courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
17 November 2018; (c) Gerry Barron

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2015 08:53 isamuel Added
30-Dec-2015 17:18 Chieftain Updated [Narrative]

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