As reported by AFP:
Atleast 34 people were injured when two Japan Airlines aircraft carrying a total of almost 700 people came with in moments of colliding.
Those hurt were on a 747-400 carrying 427 people which took emergency action and dived to avoid the other craft.Passengers interviewed on television reported seeing people crash through the roof of the cabin, such was the speed of descent.
Itwas not immediately known how close the aircraft came to colliding.
The apparent near disaster occurred 150 kms west of Tokyo when the 747-400 was heading to the southern island of Okinawa after taking off from Haneda airport with 411 passengers and 16 crew onboard.
The other aircraft was a DC-10 which was arriving at Narita airport from Pusan in South Korea and carrying 237 passengers and 13 crew.