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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- A Delta Airlines flight lands here March 11, after diverting from Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan. Yokota opened its airfield after an earthquake struck near Tokyo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)
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Commercial aircraft diverted from Narita IAP to Yokota

Posted 3/11/2011   Updated 3/11/2011 Email story   Print story


by 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

3/11/2011 - YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Several commercial aircraft have diverted to Yokota Air Base from Narita International Airport, after it closed in response to an earthquake that hit mainland Japan at 2:50 p.m. today.

"The 374th Airlift Wing is prepared and ready to assist during this time of crisis," said Col. Otto Feather, 374th Airlift Wing commander.

For more information on flights in and out of Narita International Airport, visit their official website at www.narita-airport.jp/en.

3/15/2011 10:34:08 AM ET
I was on one of the United aircraft diverted from NRT. Thanks to the Yokota team for your hospitality.
Oliver, thanks
3/13/2011 12:58:09 AM ET
I was on flight DL 295 diverted to Yokota. I send my thanks and gratitude to the service men and women Red Cross volunteers Boy Scouts and all others who pitched in to make our time with you safe and comfortable. It was a very impressive operation and all staff at Yokota were professional caring and welcoming. Your training has paid off.
Ann, Seattle
3/12/2011 5:16:02 PM ET
Thank you to all the service personnel for your kindness and hard work taking care of several hundred people at a moment's notice. My daughter was on a diverted flight and had nothing but good things to say about the folks on the airbase.Thank you.Melissa Montana
Melissa, Montana
3/11/2011 10:05:07 PM ET
I too spent some time growing up on base and was so proud to hear of your service to all those in need during this time. Way to go folks. Thank you
Scot, Seattle
3/11/2011 6:11:32 PM ET
Just want to give kudos to service personel at Yokota for doing an outstanding job during this tragic situation. Growing up at Yokota I have seen the many drills and emergency peparness that the airmen do. So from us here states side I would like to say Thank you for a job well done and our hearts and prayers go to all of you down there
Khalid Sampson, Arizona
3/11/2011 1:26:00 PM ET
Woke up to the news of the earthquake and tsunami this morning. So devastating. My husband was supposed to land at Narita. Missed it all by 2 hours and was sent to your Air Base. Thank you so much for being there and for everything you do.
Cathy, WI
3/11/2011 12:13:54 PM ET
Can you confirm that Continental flight 7 from Houston was diverted to Yakota Our daughter in law and family were on that flight and was scheduled to take the train to Hamamatzu.Our daughter in law's name is Jun Ando Opper with two children 4 and 2. Can you give us any information on their status and how can we contact themThanksFred Opper210 930 1389 Response from 374 AW/PA: Yes, that flight was diverted here yesterday, but departed yesterday to continue its mission. Contacting the airlines is your best source of info.
Fred Opper, San Antonio Texas
3/11/2011 10:05:55 AM ET
My mom has been sitting on a plane that was diverted to Yokota for about four or five hours now with no food or water....
ccbassin, montana
3/11/2011 9:11:03 AM ET
Ma'am I work at Yokotas Radar Approach Control Facility. Structurally Narita is fine as I'm sure your husband is too.
Chris, yokota AB
3/11/2011 6:40:30 AM ET
Narita is closed to air traffic. They were not affected by tsunami. The large tsunami on the news was in Sendai very far north of Tokyo.Flight info httpwww.narita-airport.jpenYou can also contact the airlines.
Teresa, Zama Japan
3/11/2011 4:17:17 AM ET
Sir my fiance' was in that NARITA Airport from JL 746 Manila-Narita.PLease i want to know if HOWS the narita condition now i am so so worried please reply and i am so struggling where he is NOW there. coz he still have connecting flights to CHICAGO at 7pm JST TImeThanks.... hope for your response
jayzel, MANILA
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