Sunday, 17 February 2019

Lion Air skids off runway in heavy rain

You cant help but think this is Deja Vu.. but sadly its not. Another Lion air aircraft has been involved in an incident, luckily this time there were no injuries or severe damage to the aircraft.

A Lion Air passenger plane ravelling from Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK/WIII) to Pontianak-Supadio Airport (PNK/WIOO) has skidded off a runway outside a city on the Indonesian island of Borneo on Saturday during heavy rain, the airline has said. The aircraft, a Boeing 737,  was operating with 182 passengers and seven crew members onboard. The aircraft rolled of the end of the runway and came to rest with the main landing gear just off the paved end of the runway 15. Local media has reported the accident led to the closure of the runway.
This is not the first time Lion Air has had a runway excursion. On the 29th April 2018, Lion Air Flight 892, a 737-800 (PK-LOO), made a runway excursion at Jalaluddin Airport after landing under heavy rain conditions, resulting in the main nose gear to collapse. There were no fatalities.
Prihantoro said Lion Air was working to evacuate the plane and that visibility had met landing requirements. Supadio International Airport is a regional hub airport that services a small number of international flights. According to the Aviation Safety Network, Lion Air has had 11 safety incidents since 2002.
PT Lion Mentari Airlines, operating as Lion Air, was founded on the 19th October 1999 and commenced operations on the 30th June 2000. It is an Indonesian low-cost airline.
Based in Jakarta, Lion Air is the country's largest privately run airline, the second largest low-cost airline in Southeast Asia after AirAsia and the largest airline of Indonesia. The airline operates domestic as well as international routes.

On the 29th October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, crashed in the Java Sea 13 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.
Then on the 8th November 2018 Flight 633, a Boeing 737-900ER was taxiing for departure at Fatmawati Soekarno Airport when its left wing struck a light pole, severely damaging the leading edge.

Aircraft Information
Airline: Lion Air
Code: JT / LNI
Aircraft: B737 MAX
Registration: PK-LPS
Serial Number: 43209
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-7B26E
First Flew:19/06/2018
Age: 8 Months

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