Japanese culture of Discipline and Respect helped create Miracle Evacuation on January 2, 2024

The evacuation of 379 JAL 516 flight passengers in such an orderly and calm fashion reflects the same social culture that stayed behind to clean up after in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Excerpts from NikkeiAsia:

TOKYO — A Japan Airlines plane collided with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft while landing at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Tuesday evening, forcing hundreds of passengers to escape before the jetliner was engulfed in flames.

Television footage showed the plane burning on the runway. The aircraft was an Airbus A350 operating as flight 516 from New Chitose Airport, which serves Sapporo on the country’s northern island of Hokkaido.

According to JAL, all of the nearly 400 passengers and crew made it out of the aircraft. Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported that at least 17 people on the flight were injured.

Police said five of the six crew members on the Coast Guard aircraft were killed, while the captain is in serious condition.

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Imagine there is no stampede in this situation. You can see the passengers seated still while the flames can be seen outside the windows.

This video is worth watching for those interested in more information. The cabin crew, pilots and passengers were nothing but remarkable.

Some news media described it as “obedience”. A better word would be “cooperation”. There was no stampede or chaos. They followed the cabin crew. This domestic Airbus plane passengers cooperated and helped by not panicking, not taking baggages and cooperating.

Here’s another perspective from a foreign passenger.

What a miracle.

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