Japan's public broadcaster NHK showed footage of the plane bouncing as it landed and then bursting into flames on Monday, Mar 23 morning at 0650 local time. The footage shows the plane landing hard, tipping on to its left wing and bursting into flame as it then rolled over.
The firefighters took 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. The two crew members were taken to hospital, but both were declared dead.
Officials said the the pilot was 54 years old and the co-pilot was 49, and reports suggest they were both American, but this has not been officially confirmed.