Lion Air Jet Overshoots Runway Upon Landing in Indonesia
(Bloomberg) -- A Lion Air jet with 182 passengers and seven crew members overshot the runway while landing at Pontianak airport in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province on Saturday, the airline said.
All the passengers and crew were evacuated safely from the aircraft that had departed from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta airport earlier, Lion Air said. The airline is working with authorities to move the Boeing 737-800NG aircraft and minimize disruption to its operations, it said.
The airport was temporarily closed and three flights to and from Pontianak were affected, PT Angkasa Pura II, the airport operator, said in a statement. The Lion Air jet landed during heavy rains, the operator said.
A Lion Air jet crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 on board, in Indonesia’s worst aviation disaster in two decades.
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