ANA flight 37 bound from Tokyo to Osaka encountered an emergency shortly after taking off from Tokyo Haneda. The flight, scheduled to depart at 6PM, made a U-turn only a couple of minutes after taking off from Haneda’s runway 05.
Given that the oxygen masks dropped out – as seen in tweets by the flight’s passengers, problems with pressurization are the likely of cause of the emergency. Luckily, the plane landed safely at Tokyo Haneda less than an hour after taking off.
The flight was operated by a Boeing 777-200 registered JA703A.
Initial Tweets by the Flight’s Passengers
Below are two tweets providing an initial look into what must have been an extremely worrying situation.
— 鳥飼 (@hotaruru333) 2017年8月12日
Took off on ANA’s plane that was in an incident, but we safely made the U-turn to Haneda!
When the oxygen masks dropped, I though I would die…
— Momo.K (@Momo8631) 2017年8月12日
I was onboard NH37 when we suddenly descended quickly, made a sharp turn, and returned to Haneda. It was the first time I saw the oxygen masks drop…
At this point, the above is all I know about this incident. As soon as I know more, I will update this post.
For now, I am glad that the aircraft landed safely back in Tokyo. And I hope all the passengers that were onboard the flight will be able to cope with the shock quickly. It will be interesting to learn more about what exactly happened later on.