Lion Air 737 lands short in sea at Bali

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A Lion Air Boeing 737-800, delivered only two months ago, landed in the sea short of runway 09 at Bali's Denpasar-Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport in Indonesia on Saturday. All 108 on board survived the accident which occurred at around 3.30 pm local time. The aircraft, with 101 passengers and 7 crew onboard, was operating Flight JT-904 from Bandung. According to Denpasar airport weather data for the time of the crash, the wind was light at only around 6 kts and variable, blowing between 110 deg and 270 deg.

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There was also unlimited visibility and a few cumulonimbus and scattered clouds at around 1,700 ft. According to a report on the (click on title) Flight Safety Foundation’s Aviation Safety Network, eyewitnesses said rain was in the area of the approach to the runway as the 737 made its descent towards the airport. The aircraft was powered by the newly-upgraded CFM56-7BE engine variant.

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