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Gov't inspects JAL plane after 10 engine parts fall, hitting clinic, car

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There does appear to be a dichotomy of approach to incidents dictated by nationality.

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They're lucky noone got hurt, but if they keep this up this will go wrong one time.

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geez, last week ANA had heavy smoke inside the cabin and now this... what's wrong lately with J-carriers. Anyway atleast no serious injuries here.

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The 767s are being phased out by JAL and ANA. Many have been used domestically so have an excessive amount of cycles/takeoffs and landings, which are more critical to "wear and tear" on an aircraft than hours. Japanese carriers have one of the best safety records in the world and also in general have newer fleets.

They are doing much better than Southwest (or U.S. carriers in general) recently.

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if this were a LLC the Japanese media would have ROASTED them, but JAL and ANA are the darlings who also get government bailout money if they fail so they have protection

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If it's a Boeing 767, I ain't going.

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Where are all the ppl protesting JAL now?

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They are doing much better than Southwest (or U.S. carriers in general) recently.

Not really. I don't think there's a big difference in the number of incidents between the two countries' carriers lately.

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Mashiki is the town that bore the brunt of the recent Kumamoto earthquake. It was hit with two massive tremors. The second was the larger, leading to reconsideration of whether the expression "aftershock" should be used any more.

The last thing they need right now is stuff falling out of the sky onto them.

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I've flown JAL, ANA, Delta and American in the past year, and I'll take the Japanese airlines any day of the week.

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Where are all the ppl protesting JAL now? yep time to ban all JAL flights over Japan, kids lives are in danger

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So hmm... about that Budget Airline spin-off that JAL's planning on setting up.... anyone disagree with my former comments now ?

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Ground all 767 flights operated by JAL. Move the airport out of the prefecture. Send JAL packing. I'm tired of the noisy flights.

Oh wait....

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is there anything left to inspect?

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JAL's Competing with the US Army Corps as to who can drop off the most.

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I didn't think aircraft had "optional parts" that could be left behind/dropped.

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"I instructed JAL not to wait for the ministry's investigation but to go ahead with investigating the cause

What? Then how is it the government inspecting it like the title suggests?

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JAL's Competing with the US Army Corps as to who can drop off the most. I think JAL may have taken the win for the most off one plane!?

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There does appear to be a dichotomy of approach to incidents dictated by nationality.

It sounds as if you're talking about the public reaction to such incidents.

There's an important difference between what happens when a civil airliner is the cause of an incident and when an American military aircraft or vessel is the cause: accountability. It's not just a matter of who is held responsible or what punishments (if any) are applied in the event of fatalities. It's about the way investigations may be conducted, which is exactly the problem seen when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship last year. As the rules apply, the US Navy had the right to assert immunity, and Japanese investigators were not permitted to interview US crew members; instead the Japanese side was provided with a summary based on the Navy's own investigation: in other words, they can investigate as they choose and selectively decide what information to share. In this case, it looks as if they ultimately accepted full responsibility, but it's still an honour system that only the most gullible would trust.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalese_cable_cardisaster%281998%29

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@theFu - meanwhile back at base...

JAL Ground Crew Engineer: Hey boss, got another left over bolt here.

Supervisor: Just add it to the spares box along with the others you've found today.

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mmwkdwMay 25 05:50 pm JST

JAL's Competing with the US Army Corps as to who can drop off the most.

The US Army Air Corp hasn't existed since 1947.

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geez, last week ANA had heavy smoke inside the cabin and now this... what's wrong lately with J-carriers. Anyway atleast no serious injuries here.

Yep, what's wrong with J-carriers ?

Come with facts, stats, arguments and 'away from the kitchen table' thinking :)

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