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Island focus: Lion Air plane hits lamp post in Bengkulu

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  03:07 am

As the investigation into last week’s crash of a Lion Air jet into the Java Sea continues, another aircraft belonging to the low-cost carrier was involved in an accident, as its wing rammed into a lamp post on the apron of Fatmawati Airport in Bengkulu on Wednesday evening.Pramintohadi Sukarno, the Transportation Ministry’s acting director general for air transportation, said flight JT633 had been canceled and the pilots grounded after the accident.“We grounded the aircraft and the pilots for an investigation,” Pramintohadi said in a statement, as quoted by tempo.co.No injuries were reported in the incident that damaged the aircraft’s wing.According to Pramintohadi, the Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft was scheduled to depart for Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta at 6:20 p.m.Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro attributed the accident to wrong directions given...