JAL in hot water over plane, pilot incidents

The Japanese government is putting Japan Airlines on notice after a string of incidents. The transport ministry issued a strong reprimand against the air carrier and has been inspecting its offices.

The ministry summoned JAL President Tottori Mitsuko on Monday.

Last week, the wingtip of a JAL plane that was backing out of a parking space collided with the wingtip of another JAL plane that was moving in. The incident happened at Tokyo's Haneda Airport.

Earlier this month, a JAL plane crossed a stop line leading to a runway at Fukuoka Airport in southwestern Japan.

And in April, a JAL pilot got drunk and began shouting at a hotel in the United States. Local police got involved, giving the pilot a verbal warning. The airline then canceled a flight to Haneda Airport that the pilot was supposed to be on duty for.

The ministry has told the airline to draw up preventive measures and report back.

The government has also been carrying out an extraordinary on-site inspection of JAL offices since last week.

The ministry is looking into what the company says is behind the incidents, and its measures to make sure they don't happen again.