Chinese passenger aircraft with 240 people onboard flies from Japan without permission


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A China Eastern Airlines passenger aircraft with 240 people onboard took off from the Kansai international airport in Japan even when told by the control tower to wait on the runway. Japanese authorities are now investigating the apparently hazardous take-off by the Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines plane. The Japanese air traffic authority wants to find out why the China Eastern Airlines passenger aircraft took off Monday ignoring the order to stay on the runway at the Kansai international airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay.


The control tower had ordered the plane to wait on the runway, and that the order was delivered in English.
But the plane suddenly took off when the traffic controllers were communicating with the pilot of a helicopter.