Indonesia Probes Lion Air Crash in Bali
16 Apr 2013 01:40:34
Indonesia started investigations into at least its fourth aircraft accident in 16 months after a Boeing 737-800 passenger jet operated by PT Lion Mentari Airlines, which is banned from flying in Europe, crashed into the sea at Bali's international airport.
Search teams planned to retrieve the plane's cockpit voice recorder yesterday, Farid Indra Nugraha, the corporate secretary of PT Angkasa Pura I, operator of Ngurah Rai International Airport, said by phone. The flight data recorder has been retrieved and is being reviewed, he said. The accident, which caused no fatalities among the 108 passengers and crew, was the first with total hull loss on an Indonesian commercial carrier since November 2011, according to the Flight Safety Foundation.
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