The accident occurred soon after the pilot aborted a landing process and started a go-around procedure at Haneda Airport, which caused the tail section of the aircraft to hit the runway. The impact caused damages to the aircraft’s tail section and lower part of the pressure bulkhead.
According to a JAL spokesperson, the pilot started a go-around procedure because he thought the aircraft had not "fully landed after the first touchdown". The aircraft eventually landed safely at the airport.
The JAL spokesperson said,
"Japan Airlines is cooperating fully with the Japan Transport Safety Board in assessing the aircraft damage and in its ongoing investigations into the situation during the time of the accident."
The aircraft, whose registration number is JA701J, was built in 2002.
Some industry experts have indicated that the accident was caused by poor weather conditions. However, a full investigation is underway.