Sunday, April 14, 2013

Plane crash at Denpasar, Bali

A passenger jet operated by budget airline Lion Air was earlier reported to have missed the runway in Denpasar, Bali. It was later correctly reported by the authorities that the plane had in fact landed in the sea as it was coming in to land. Everyone onboard survived.

From the image, you could see the plane partially submerged in the water with inflatable slides deployed from the front exits and a large crack in the fuselage towards the rear of the aircraft. Passengers in life jackets could be seen in the water.

The plane, a Boeing 737-800 was carrying 101 passengers and seven crew members - including 95 adults, five children, and one baby. It was not immediately clear how many people were injured in the incident or what the nationalities of the passengers were.

Lion Air, a little-known carrier launched 13 years ago with just one plane, has in recent times struck two of the world's largest aircraft orders in a staggering $46 billion bet on Indonesia's air transport boom.

France announced last month that Indonesia's fastest-growing airline had agreed to buy 234 medium-haul A320 jets worth $23.8 billion (18.4 billion euros) from European aerospace giant Airbus.

It came after Lion Air astounded the industry with a $22.4 billion deal for 230 Boeing 737 airliners, inked in 2011 as a visiting US President Barack Obama looked on.

Bali is a hugely popular holiday destination, welcoming millions of foreign tourists from around the world every year.

Source: The Star..Plane misses Bali runway and lands in sea

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  1. Lion went for a swim. Glad everyone is OK

  2. Me too.

    If the plane is not removed, it would make a new tourist attraction for Bali visible from planes coming in to land at the airport.

  3. Wonder who is at fault? Can we blame the pilot?