Survivor of JAL Crash Goes Home

Associated Press

A 12-year-old girl who survived history’s worst single plane crash left a hospital in southern Japan Friday more than 100 days after her parents and sister were killed in the disaster.

Keiko Kawakami became the last of four survivors of the Aug. 12 Japan Air Lines jumbo jet crash to be released from the hospital.

Keiko received a bouquet of flowers from nurses before she was escorted out of the Matsue Red Cross Hospital in Shimane prefecture. She was to join her 14-year-old brother and 71-year-old grandmother in their home near Matsue.

Doctors said Keiko had recovered quickly and she would be able to live a normal life.


Keiko, whose parents and younger sister were among the 520 people killed in crash, also pleaded to reporters to leave her alone.