Garuda aircraft overshoots Pekanbaru runway
Bad weather was
blamed for a Garuda Indonesia aircraft overshooting the runway of Sultan Syarif
Kasim II International Airport in Pekanbaru, Riau province, on Tuesday.
flight was carrying 162 passengers, who departed from Jakarta’s
Airport at 1:50 p.m. It
arrived in Pekanbaru at 3:30 p.m.
rain was pouring down when the Garuda aircraft landed. The aircraft suffered no
damage and all the passengers are safe," Garuda vice president of corporate
communications Pujobroto told The Jakarta Post.
passengers on board the Boeing B737-800 Next Generation (NG) was Environment
Minister Balthasar Berth Kambuaya.
No injuries were
Earlier on March
30, a Batavia Air aircraft also skidded on the runway. Two different Lion Air
aircraft overran the runway on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. (nvn)