5 people dead, Japan Airlines plane catches fire after collision on Tokyo airport runway  

A Japan Airlines plane catches fire after colliding with a Coast Guard aircraft, leaving 5 dead.

All 379 passengers and crew safely evacuated from the Japan Airlines plane, minimizing casualties.

The Coast Guard aircraft was en route to Niigata for earthquake relief efforts after powerful quakes hit western Japan.

Five crew members perished, and the pilot, severely injured, managed to evacuate, reported Tokyo Fire Department.

Western Japan reels from a series of earthquakes, with at least 48 dead, a dozen injured, and widespread infrastructure damage.

Aftershocks persist in Ishikawa, disrupting water, power, and cell phone services a day after the magnitude 7.6 earthquake.