A week after the tragic crash of Lion Air flight JT610 on October 29 another Lion Air Boeing 737 has had an incident this time crashing into a pole while taxiing out to the runway for takeoff from Bengkulu to Jakarta.
The crash caused the Boeing 737-900’s wing to tear. No passengers or crew were hurt. Another aircraft and crew were assigned to the flight which departed about four and a half hours late.
Lion Air again, the airplane was ready for take off and hit a light pole at Fatmawati Bengkulu Airport, Aircraft Reg JT-633, Route BKS-CGK. Something big and wrong is happening there …. pic.twitter.com/Tu54yoPCyk
— Aviation Safety Consulting (@avsafeco) November 7, 2018
Oddly Benkulu, Indonesia was the sight of a separate incident I wrote about yesterday.