Lion Air Boeing 737 suffers runway excursion

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A Lion Air Boeing 737-900 Extended Range (ER) suffered a runway excursion following its landing at Bandar Lampung Radin Inten II Airport (TKG) in Indonesia.

The Indonesian low-cost carrier’s Boeing 737 (registered as PK-LGP) was operating flight JT173 from Batam Hang Nadim Airport (BTH), Indonesia to Lampung Radin Inten II Airport (TKG), Indonesia on December 20, 2020. Upon landing in TKG with 125 passengers and seven crew members on board, the Lion Air crew attempted to backtrack to the apron. The aircraft veered off the runway and came to a halt on the grass, as the 737’s right-hand landing gear wheels got stuck in the mud.

The Lion Air Beoing 737 was scheduled to fly back to Batam, Indonesia on December 20, 2020. However, the flight was canceled and the Lion Air Boeing 737 has sat at BTH ever since the incident, data shows. According to reports, the aircraft landed in heavy rain conditions, but visibility was sufficient to land safely.

No injuries or damage to the aircraft were reported as of now.


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