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JAL, ANA Cancel 177 Flights Thursday, Mainly to and from Haneda (UPDATE 1)

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Planes are seen at Haneda Airport.

Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. canceled 177 flights, many of which are to and from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, on Thursday, following a collision between a Japan Airlines plane and a Japan Coast Guard aircraft on Tuesday night.

With Runway C now closed due to the collision and a shortage of planes, about 36,000 people are considered to have been affected.

JAL canceled 82 flights, ANA canceled 95. Skymark Airlines also canceled nine.