Saturday 13 April 2013

Indonesian Plane Overshoots Runway, crashes into the ocean

Aviation Nigeria

An Indonesian aircraft belonging to Lion Air overshot a runway while landing at Bali International Airport on Saturday and ended up in water, officials said.

The Lion Air Boeing 737 jet overshot the runway as it came into land at Denpasar airport on the Indonesian resort island

About 100 people were on board, Indonesian Transportation Minister E.E. Mangindaan said. He said everyone survived, but about 50 passengers were hospitalized.

Mangindaan said he did not know the conditions of those hospitalized.

It was not immediately clear how many people were injured or what the nationalities of the passengers were.

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


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