Lion Air plane forced to abort takeoff after hitting lamp post
A Lion Air passenger jet crashed right into a lamp post before removing just, causing a tear in its left wing. The incident happened just 10 days after another jet from the low-cost carrier crashed with 189 people up to speed.
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In a fresh blow to the Indonesian budget airline, a Lion Air jet was because of remove from Bengkulu Airport on Wednesday night when it smashed right into a lamp post.
The plane – that was carrying 145 passengers destined for Soekarno-Hatta AIRPORT TERMINAL near Jakarta – was left with the end of its left wing damaged as a complete consequence of banging in to the obstacle.
The flight needed to be cancelled and passengers needed to be transferred to another aircraft.
Lion Air said in a statement that ground staff misled the pilots making use of their directions.
“The pilot only followed the instruction and directions from the Aircraft Movement Control (AMC) officer,” Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro said, the National reports.
He also reportedly said the airport and AMC officer issued an apology on the incident.
The accident came 10 days after Lion Air grabbed headlines when among its jets plunged in to the Java Sea, killing all 189 people up to speed tragically.