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Terrifying moment smoke fills a Japanese flight carrying 137 on board as it gets ready to take off

  • A Japanese airliner cabin was filled with smoke at Narita airport of Tokyo, Japan
  • Six people were reported feeling unwell after inhaling the smoke in the cabin
  • Report stated the smoke was ‘vapourised oil’ that leaked from a small engine

Passengers from an All Nippon Airways (ANA) airliner had to evacuate from the Boeing-767 aircraft at Narita airport, Japan this morning due to a smoke scare.

The cabin was filled with smokes shortly after pushback on the tarmac. At least six passengers reported feeling unwell for inhaling the smokes.  

Initial report showed the smoke was caused by oil leakage from a small engine known as the auxiliary power unit, but no evidence of fire was found in the cabin.

Passengers are advised to adopt a brace position

The cabin of flight NH 809 is filled with smoke shortly after pushback at Narita airport of Tokyo, Japan (left). Passengers are advised to adopt a brace position (right)

According to NHK news, the Japanese airliner of flight NH809 was scheduled to fly from Narita airport at Tokyo to Hong Kong International Airport at 9:50am local time today.

There were 137 people onboard including passengers and flight attendants. 

Mobile phone footage, taken by Jirige, one of the on-board passengers, showed white fume of smokes filling up the cabin just 10 minutes after the cabin door was sealed.

Flight attendants can be heard telling passengers to adopt a brace position.

All 137 passengers and crew members were sent back to the airport. The flight was re-scheduled at 4:30pm and arrived Hong Kong airport at 7:30pm. 

All Nippon Airways airlines has not published any statement in regard of the incident

All Nippon Airways airlines has not published any statement in regard of the incident

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism reported that there were no signs of fire inside the cabin.

Investigators suggested the oil leaked from the auxiliary power unit from the rear got into the cabin after vapourising.

ANA airlines has yet published a statement regarding the incident. 

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