Japan Airlines Co. temporarily delayed a flight from Paris to Tokyo's Haneda airport on Tuesday after finding that the number of people aboard was above capacity, the airline said Friday.
The airline company noticed there was one more passenger aboard than the limit on JAL Flight 046, a 245-passenger Boeing 777 service, and halted its takeoff after leaving the aircraft parking apron, it said.
The plane was able to depart Paris about an hour later after one passenger was forced to deplane.
The problem follows a similar error by rival All Nippon Airways Co. last October.
According to JAL, it ticketed a boarding pass with the same seat number for two passengers by mistake. "Such a situation should not occur and we deeply apologize to all relevant people for a tremendous nuisance," it said.
Last October, the transport ministry issued a strong warning to ANA when its plane with a capacity of 405 was about to leave for Fukuoka from Haneda with a passenger standing in an aisle, southwestern Japan, instructing the airline industry to enhance prior confirmation.
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