Lion Air jet smashes into a lamp post, a week after one of the carrier's planes crashed into the sea off of Indonesia
A Lion Air plane has smashed into an lamp post before take-off just a week after one of the airline's jets crashed in Indonesia killing 189 people.
The Boeing 737-900 plane was on its way to the runway at Fatmawati airport in Bengkulu, Indonesia, when its left wing collided with a metal post.
The collision on Wednesday evening damaged the wing, leaving a fragment dangling in the air, forcing those on board back to the airport.
The passengers on the JT-633 flight to Jakarta were moved to a second plane and arrived four hours late at 11.50pm.
An Indonesian official said the plane and pilots have been grounded while the crash is investigated.
'The aircraft nudged the pole while travelling to the runway,' said Pramintohadi Sukarno of the Ministry of Transportation.
'We have instructed Kabandara to ensure that airlines fulfil their obligations in accordance with the provisions by providing compensation for late flights to passengers.'
Lion Air has apologised to customers, saying: 'The Boeing 737-900ER registered PK-LGY which was due to take off at 18.20 from Bengkulu, the departure was cancelled.
'When the plane was moving towards the runway, the wingtips knocked over the airport's parking lot pole, which broke.
'The aircraft was controlled by a pilot with guidance and instructions as well as signs given by Aircraft Movement Control (AMC) officers.
'The AMC officer is a person from the airport management and is being examined by the relevant party.
'JT-633 flights carry seven flight crew and 143 passengers. They have departed using a different aircraft registration PK-LHM.
'The aircraft took off at 22.48 West Indonesia Time from Bengkulu and landed at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport at 23:50.'
The Lion Air jet in the fatal crash crashed just minutes after take-off from Jakarta on Monday, October 29, killing all 189 people on board.
Indonesia’s search and rescue agency on Wednesday extended the search effort for a second time, saying it will continue until Sunday.
Body parts are still being recovered and searchers continue to hunt for the cockpit voice recorder.
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eeian, Macau, Hong Kong, 1 hour ago
Need a lion's heart to go on this airline.
EL James, Austin, United States, 1 hour ago
Note.... cancel Lion Air ticket tomorrow morning.
mia, florida, 4 hours ago
Maybe they are not able to learn and fly safely 100%.
Gman1510, Essington , United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
Did they obtain their licence from LegoLand Windsor ?
Airscotia, York, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
Boeing 737-900ER DM.
Paul, MWVNH, United States, 10 hours ago
Maybe they should try using pilots....
Wild Bill, Wodonga, Australia, 11 hours ago
Don't ever fly these cheap airlines. I flew Air Asia once from Bangkok to Singapore......never again. Old ladies that paid extra sitting near the emergency exit (they would never been able to get the door out) and despite numerous calls to shut down phones people were happily using phones and tablets in take off. Once but never ever again
von Rooties, Vancouver, United States, 12 hours ago
Have these Lion Air guys ever taken any flight training?
seeUS1984, On the edge of forever, United States, 12 hours ago
Wouldn't the solution be to paint a line on the runway to line up with, so not to hit objects with the wings?
Your Grandfather, Portland, United States, 13 hours ago
Not an airline I would travel with...
JT123, Chicago, United States, 14 hours ago
All the comments here might be true regarding pilots with little experience, but i have been to many many airports and while taxiing around to and from runways, there are NO lightpoles anywhere close to taxiways. All the lights are on the ground or if there is a pole, its far away so that this doesnt happen. My thoughts are that pole will be gone tomorrow.
LandRover628, Manila, Philippines, 15 hours ago
I'm afraid this new airline with a fleet of brand new airplanes are being flown by newly minted with zero-hour experience pilots.
Bigskyguy76, Bozeman, United States, 16 hours ago
This airline will soon be for sale
sucaaa, USA, Italy, 16 hours ago
I took lion air once...the seats are small af
YoureWrongImRight, Truthville, United States, 16 hours ago
Who let the first timer sit in the pilot's seat?
Tom B, Springfield Ohio, United States, 16 hours ago
Think I would stick with Singapore Airlines.
ImeanwhatIsay, Shangri-la, United States, 17 hours ago
Looks like they need more trained and experienced personnel to fly modern aircrafts
Cairene1, London, 18 hours ago
You get what you pay for. Low cost airline, low cost pilot training, low cost maintenance.....
nile, Sydney, Australia, 18 hours ago
Just another day in indonesia with lion air
Sarcouf, St Lo, France, 18 hours ago
Clearly it's an aircraft design flaw. Nothing to do with the 1-eyed pilot or krappy maintenance.
gray wolf, Midwest, United States, 18 hours ago
Many commenters on another site are saying Lion Air's pilots are poorly trained. To save money, they are not trained on a simulator but simply observe a pilot flying, as a 'trainee' co-pilot.. Numerous commenters stated the earlier crash was not due to the instrument failure but to pilot error. I suspect the same is true here. Thought for the day: before you decide to fly with one of these airlines, you might like to check out how well their pilots are trained.
Cooper, Cambridge, 18 hours ago
Very unfair to make such a link between the two. One was a fatal accident, the cause of which is as yet unknown and the other is pilot/groundstaff error. After all the post didn't suddenly change position.
Dave, London, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
I rekon Boeing really regret selling them planes now
Dale Boy, York, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
My wife is Indonesian and when we travel back to Indonesia she will never allow us to travel with Lion Air.
simbolon, jakarta, Indonesia, 19 hours ago
Might be woman driver
Bugsy, Malaga, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
Whoops! Let's turn the plane around and smash the other wing so that they match.
Grumpyoldtrout, Bristol, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
They put lampposts in daft places don't they.