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Several injured in Batavia
Air incident

The ill-fated plane: A Batavia Air airplane serving the Surabaya-Kupang route has a minor incident with its engine at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar on Thursday. Ten passengers were wounded after jumping out of the plane after assuming that the plane was having engine trouble. (JP/Zul Trio ANggono)

The ill-fated plane:
A Batavia Air airplane serving the Surabaya-Kupang route has a minor incident with its engine at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar on Thursday. Ten passengers were wounded after jumping out of the plane after assuming that the plane was having engine trouble. (JP/Zul Trio Anggono)



Several Batavia Air passengers were injured on Thursday from jumping out of the plane after assuming that the plane was having engine trouble at Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar.

The injured were immediately rushed to the Sanglah hospital.

Ngurah Rai Airport Commander Lt. Col. Aldrin P. Mongan said the Batavia Air plane did not skid off runway, but it had 'a little incident' with its engine.

"There was a blast-like sound which shook the plane when the second engine was turned on. This scared people," he said.

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