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NRT/HND Reported Closed - Earthquake  
User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1232 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 34944 times:


Hoping everyone is okay. Any more information?

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User currently offlineetherealsky From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34970 times:

Some incredible footage of flooding/damage here:

Now upgraded to an (edit: 8.9) on the Richter scale; wow.

[Edited 2011-03-10 23:39:18]

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User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2368 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34811 times:

Oh my, just saw the wave washing over fields and a road! All the best for the Japanese people.

User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3286 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34734 times:

DL flight diversions:


No word yet on:


User currently offlineyendig From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34684 times:
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Truly awful footage coming through now. Best wishes, Japan

User currently offlinelorm From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34674 times:



Excerpt from the third link:

844 PM HST THU MAR 10 2011
ORIGIN TIME - 0746 PM HST 10 MAR 2011

0259 AM HST FRI 11 MAR 2011

No need to panic. Just a watch so far not a warning. Local TV has just started broadcasting about the Tsunami Watch.

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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34637 times:

Hoping all of our Japanese a.netters - and Aaron747's and Mrs747's peeps are all OK.


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User currently offlineMikelive From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 74 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34590 times:
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Just saw footage on FOX of an airport that had been flooded.

Oh wow...  Wow!

User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34608 times:

The footage on Al Jazeera English is showing Sendai airport completely flooded from the tsunami. Passengers are collecting on the terminal roof.

Edit: link to the Al Jazeera English feed: http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

[Edited 2011-03-10 23:23:36]

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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34537 times:

United flight statuses
UA837 SFO-NRT, unclear.. may have gone to OKO, may have gone to NGO. Anyone got clarification?
UA875 SEA-NRT, diverted to NGO
UA881 ORD-NRT inbound to ANC
UA891 LAX-NRT, diverted to CTS
UA897 IAD-NRT, diverted to OKO
CO7, IAH-NRT, diverted to OKO
CO9, EWR-NRT, appears to have beaten the rush and gotten in

What now?
User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1232 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34524 times:

As of 0723 BA7 LHR-HND (which should be boarding right about now for an 0805 departure) and BA5 LHR-NRT at 1235 are still showing as operating...fortunately the return flights to Heathrow got out of Japan this morning.

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User currently offlineetherealsky From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34490 times:

Quoting Mikelive (Reply 7):
Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 8):

Photo of SDJ;

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User currently offlineAirAotearoa From Australia, joined Jul 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34307 times:

Sendai (SDJ) has been hit by tsunami related flooding - no planes are visible so I hope there were none on the ground at the time otherwise they may have been washed away. Many people congregating on the roof. Tsunami scenes are quite devastating. This is being reported on NHK World TV


Also Haneda has re-opened 2 of 4 runways

User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34287 times:

Used to live in Kashima-Machi, Fukushima-Ken, about an hour south of SDJ. My house was a short walk from the beach. It should have been in the bullseye of this Tsunami!

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User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34229 times:

AA153 ORD-NRT diverted to ANC
AA135 JFK-HND diverted to ANC

User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3320 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34100 times:

Updated information on the initial quake and aftershocks from the USGS does not look good. LOTS and LOTS of aftershocks.

Source: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak.../recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xgp.php

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User currently offlinelorm From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34105 times:

Upgraded from a Watch to a Tsunami WARNING status and Widespread WARNING status.

Please see this website of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to check for your areas.


Text Only Links:
http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.2011.03.11.073000 - Pacific
http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=hawaii.2011.03.11.073148 - Hawaii

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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5442 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34120 times:

I take it tonights QF21 Sydney to Narita will be cancelled...

My thoughts go out to Japan and everyone effected  


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User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 519 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 33898 times:

Quoting AirAotearoa (Reply 12):
Also Haneda has re-opened 2 of 4 runways

According the the news, all 4 runways are now operational at HND.

My thoughts go out to everybody affected in the quake.

User currently offlineah414211 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 33892 times:

Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 3):
No word yet on:


Looks like 59 and 283 are diverting to CTS and 627 showed returning to DTW but now shows continuing to HND

[Edited 2011-03-10 23:59:25]

User currently offlinepaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 33758 times:
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Go to 2:25......WOW

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User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30073 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 33383 times:

Quoting etherealsky (Reply 11):
Photo of SDJ;

Never seen anything like that before, terrible to wake upto this today .

User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3164 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 33118 times:

According to FlightAware, DAL608, NRT-HNL, cancelled; but all other flights out of HND and NRT remain scheduled ...

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User currently offlinepilotfox From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 33120 times:

I'm scheduled on JAL SGN-NRT-ORD tomorrow night, 3/12. I would appreciate any updates regarding NRT being open again.

User currently offlinejpj777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 32931 times:

There is a Tsunami warning for Hawaii scheduled for about 3 hours from now... will this effect ops at Honolulu International??

25 Aesma : My thoughts to all those affected. I'm sure there were some, unfortunately. We'll have to wait from anetters in the know, but at the moment I doubt th
26 Post contains links jetfuel : TSUNAMI ADVICE Pacific Tsunami Warning Center http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=1&id=pacific.2011.03.11.073000&msg
27 Bluewave 707 : The tsunami is slated to hit Kauai 1st at around 0300L. HNL's south ramp area, and Rwy 8R are in the inundation zone. Determining now what steps to t
28 KFitz : West coast just upgraded to full warning from "watch". Talk on both fox and CNN of water possibly running up on low riding 5ft SFO runways. Hits at ap
29 as739x : Hearts and thoughts to our friends in Japan and affected and those that may be in the next few hours.
30 RJLover : AC1 YYZ-NRT diverted to IBR AC3 YVR-NRT diverted to CTS I don't know if there are plans for the flights to re-depart to NRT, pending the status of the
31 HNLPointShoot : HDOT just had their spokesperson on Hawaii News Now; LIH, OGG, and ITO are all closed, and HNL will close in about an hour.
32 mogandoCI : would HNL it could hit YVR and LAX too, since both of those have over-water approaches
33 Bluewave 707 : All Hawaii airports to be closed by 0100HST.
34 jpj777 : LAX Runways are several feet higher then the coast line at Dockweiller state beach so I don't think they will be effected if a wave hit.
35 fauzi : Just wondering, did SDJ evacuate all their planes ie. fly them out? Would an airport do that, given that they've got some time to evacuate the planes?
36 xrayromeo : To Bluewave 707, do you have the official info about Hawaii airports closures ? Many thanks
37 a380forana : Hi to all a-neters, I live in Tokyo and was lucky enough to be at home today during earthquake. It was indeed very frightening as I thought the soil m
38 Burkhard : Thanks Olivier. Living in an area where a 4.4 "earthquake" is a sensation, my thoughts are with you and the Japanese people that all those measures th
39 Post contains links a380forana : Regarding planes that might have been damaged by the tsunami @ SDJ Tsunami hit Miyagi coast about 1 hour after the actual earthquake. Immediate emerge
40 a380forana : Well, Japan TV is already counting victims... I agree that that the good preparation of Japan for such events is quite good, preventing form a large
41 Post contains links tomrob17 : Terrifying Stuff. My thoughts are with them all. Another news link here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598
42 UAL747DEN : I was just woken up at home by a call from our Operations Center (at 2:30AM) and they told me I needed to get to Chicago NOW. Since I am meeting a pri
43 teme82 : I hope that all Japanese a.netters and their families are ok. That is amazing. I saw a clip NHK's English site where the wave hits and it has a lot of
44 Post contains images Mikelive : Just the sheer power of the tsunami is breathtaking... Prayers to all.
45 N593HA : Also, my thoughts go out to all that are effected. Here in Hawaii, a Tsunami is expected to hit around 3am. All airports have been closed as of 0:30am
46 UAEflyer : EK318 DXB-NRT diverted to KIX.[Edited 2011-03-11 03:16:51]
47 CHRISBA777ER : Cant believe the pictures of the LPG terminal going up. In the near-half a century we've been using LPG, nobody has ever, as far as I know, had a larg
48 AirUtopia : The US Air Force bases in Japan are now accepting diversions. FYI
49 Post contains links AuleyAir : Video of tsunami coming into SDJ. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DSSssHxm4Y&feature=player_embedded
50 ltbewr : A CNN News report has stated that some flights in Japan are being diverted to USA Military Air Bases. I would imange that there is a scramble at all A
51 UAL777UK : This is just well, amazing. I am watching these pictures and just hope and pray that most people will be okay and there is not significant fatalities.
52 teme82 : AY says it's flight from NRT departed on time and they are planning to operate HEL-NRT flight tonight.
53 ha763 : Only ITO is officially closed as the airport is being used for emergency services. All other airports are open. At HNL, the Reef Runway (8R) is close
54 Aaron747 : Wow some of these NGO diversions will yield some excellent photographs tomorrow. All of my peeps in Nagoya and Tokyo are fine, as are those of Ms. 747
55 RJAF : Our hearts are with all the people of Japan. I just hope they rebound quickly from this calamity. RIP to those who lost their lives.
56 Post contains images chootie : RIP to all those who have perished. Prayers of strength, and hope and most of all support to ALL of those affected, and their loved ones.
57 okjet : Today's AY73 has just been canceled... hopefully things will go to normal soon. My wife's family lives in Chiba pref. about 30 kms from NRT. She mana
58 Post contains images Tinosky : Still cant get a hold of my girlfriend or her family .. I was going to try to fly out to Japan today to make sure they are fine, cant really do that w
59 jessbp : Good to here that people are ok. The BBC has just shown pictures of the tsunami hitting miyagi bay? It just swept part of the port away along with ab
60 Gipsy : All the best to the people of Japan. May the destruction and loss of lives stay limited.
61 Post contains links rfields5421 : Diversions to Guam and delays http://www.guampdn.com/article/20110...odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage ABC News is reporting a 6 foot rise in ocean l
62 vfw614 : Wonder how the various off-coast airports on articial islands have suffered? They must be extremely vulnerable, being built on reclaimed land flat as
63 EGCC777LR : That footage was astonishing, what a good job there was no aircraft on very short final or mid way through a takeoff roll. Best wishes to all that ha
64 dispatchguy : I was looking thru my work email (I head back later today) and the call has gone out for nearly anything that can carry 60K lbs, one way, with a dest
65 rfields5421 : The terminal building at SDJ is about as close to the ocean as the edges of LAX near the Rwy 6R threshold and west remote gates/ parking area. The ter
66 mountain : My brother-in-law is stuck at NRT. He was connecting through there from Taiwan to DFW and had been there only 45 minutes when the quake hit. They spen
67 Acey559 : DL627 is showing it diverted back to DTW and landed about three hours ago. I can't imagine the reaction on that flight after having been told the flig
68 ZRH : NRT seems to be open again, this is from the SWISS page:
69 gocaps16 : Yokota AB has many commercial aircrafts parked on east side of the airfield from all these diversions. While leaving work from Atsugi, saw a Delta 744
70 Post contains links jsquared : CNN has a nice picture of the evacuation at NRT with a Delta 744 in the background. The caption reads: "Passengers evacuate from the terminal building
71 N737AA : •AA 167 JFKNRT diverted to Yokota Air Force Base Not sure of the ICAO code for Yokota
72 HT : OKO / RJTY -HT
73 Post contains links United1 : I don't think this was posted yet but CNN has a iReport of footage shot during the earthquake from inside of the SkyClub at NRT. http://ireport.cnn.c
74 flyinryan99 : The flight is now enroute to DTW. Due into DTW at around 1825 lcl according to Delta.com.
75 N737AA : All of AA's diversions.... •AA 169 LAXNRT > CTS > Plan 1600 Dep to NRT •AA 61 DFWNRT > CTS > Plan 1500 Dep to NRT •AA 167 JFKNRT >
76 RJLover : AC1 YYZ-NRT Div IBR (77L, Fin 702, C-FIUF) has positioned to CTS and will RON there tonight. It will then position to NRT at 0100/13MAR ZULU to opera
77 oa260 : Thats so scary !!
78 MadameConcorde : wow... all this glass shattering... and the place is really shaking... i never thought they had such shaking at NRT. This is serious. Scary when you
79 kiwimex : Cooling water for the nuclear plant, no doubt.
80 Post contains links and images oa260 : A mate emailed me this one also :
81 vfw614 : Nagoya ist 650km away from the plant.... I guess there are airports in operation closer than that.
82 Post contains links HT : Identical picture contained in the other thread for SDJ .. The Tsunami Hit Sendai Airport In Japan! (by Dainan Mar 11 2011 in Civil Aviation) -HT
83 ASMVPGOLD : Does anyone have the current status of NRT... is it open at this time or still closed? I have seen that HND is open but i have not heard about NRT.
84 Post contains links oa260 : The Departures board info is here but not sure if its reality on the ground : http://www.narita-airport.or.jp/ais/flightall/e_inter_dep.html
85 panamair : I believe it was partially reopened. Several DL flights did leave NRT tonight - DL276 to DTW; DL620 to MSP; DL280 to ATL; and DL90 to PDX all departe
86 lhr380 : BA cancelled both the HND and NRT flights today. All crew safe and sound at their hotels. Reviewing situation tomorrow and after talking with outstati
87 KFitz : Wow! keep us updated. I see that west coast operations were barely impacted. All diverted aircraft are due to be repositioned out of the air bases on
88 JAYDOUB : Does anyone know why delta is sending back a 744 back to JFK from NRT empty? DAL9856 is the flight number. I dont think there would be passangers on t
89 vfw614 : I guess that people are simply unable to get to the airport. That said, has domestic flying come more or less to halt or are most flights operating as
90 MSPNWA : My guess would be to operate JFK-TLV and the return. The plane for that route goes NRT-JFK-TLV, so they have to get a plane over there regardless if
91 goblin211 : My god! When was the last time Japan had an earthquake this big?
92 dispatchguy : Considering part of that callout was for carrying rescue dogs, dont think so
93 njxc500 : This was the largest ever recorded in Japan, 7th worldwide. This was an epic quake.
94 n9801f : Having trouble decoding IBR - where is it? Thanks.
95 kiwiandrew : I am pretty sure it is Ibaraki , approx 80-90 km north of Tokyo , if I recall correctly , when it was converted from military to civilian use a few y
96 rfields5421 : According to Wikipedia - IBR is Ibaraki, also known as Hyakuri Air Base. It wasn't converted - a civilian terminal and second runway was built on the
97 filejw : a/c was not empty
98 RJLover : Whoops, I was off by a day.... Fin 931 will be positioning to NRT in 3hrs (now departing CTS at 0800/12MAR ZULU). It will still pick up the sked flig
99 spacecadet : Never. This is the biggest earthquake in Japanese history.
100 Post contains links gocaps16 : A few photos from Yokota AB's diversion from JapanBases.com. http://www.japanbases.com/Portals/0/...-Following-Massiv_8AA5/image_6.png http://www.japa
101 spacecadet : "The facility, traditionally a large ballroom, was equipped with chairs, blankets, flight meals and water to keep the passengers comfortable until th
102 Post contains images Jana : Some aircraft relics from tsunami in Sandai. Source: Reuters
103 lhr380 : BA7 has left on route to HND, and BA5 is sched to go to NRT at lunchtime at the moment
104 n9801f : Thanks all. Sounds like a pretty rough day.
105 Post contains links HT : Surely the "most powerful earthquake" on a magnitude scale, but apparently not the most disastrous one. Death toll of the Kanto Earthquake in 1923 st
106 Aesma : Yeah, I was watching the first one live, what a huge ball of fire ! The skynews commentator didn't seem to realize it had just blown up. Pretty reass
107 CV880 : If it was on the 11th from NRT, it was far from empty.
108 rcair1 : Some of the biggest 'conventional' bombs are "FAE" (fuel air explosive) and use propane. We firefighters tend to consider those propane trucks runnin
109 Post contains links vfw614 : Domestic flights in Japan seem to be relatively unaffected, given the scale of the disaster: http://jatns.tokyo-airport-bldg.co.j...ht/all_flights_lis
110 ha763 : Not surprising since SDJ was the only airport to suffer major damage and HND reopened a short time after the earthquake. Japan moves quickly to get i
111 fxramper : FX will be sending additional a/c to catch up the market. Narita is a huge gateway for us.
112 rfields5421 : Only commercial airport - there are some amazing photos on a link on the Sendai airport thread of F-2 flighters (Japanese version of the F-16) and UH
113 spacecadet : While death toll is ultimately the only truly important thing, it's more an indicator of construction standards than the strength of an earthquake. R
114 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Just received fresh from SWISS. Japan update: After careful assessment of the current situation in Japan we have decided to cancel our flight Zurich-T
115 lhr380 : BA are operating both Tokyo flights today.
116 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Lufthansa: re. Japan flights: Lufthansa keeps operating flights to Japan. For today we plan flights from FRA to Osaka and from FRA and MUC to Tkyo Nar
117 777 : Az operates both NRT and KIX today.[Edited 2011-03-13 07:27:08]
118 Aesma : Now there is this : As of March 14, 2011 SWISS will operate its flight on a special schedule via Hong Kong. Don't want to RON crews ? Problems fuelin
119 lhr380 : I wonder why? When every other carrier flying is still going direct.?
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