Monday, 30 April 2018

INDONESIA: Lion Air Involved In Accident After Landing In Rain And Overran Runway

Lion Air Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Makassar to Gorontalo, Indonesia with 174 passengers and 7 crew, landed in rain but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop on soft ground with all gear struts dug in.

There are no injuries being reported, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however.

The aircraft came to a stop about 420 meters past the runway end near the aerodrome perimeter fence.

The airline confirmed the aircraft overran the runway in rainy weather conditions.

All occupants evacuated the aircraft safely and were taken to the terminal.

No Metars are available for WAMG (Gorontalo), the local weather station reported at 17:00L: light rain, winds from eastnortheast at 3 knots, visibility 6000 meters, QNH 1010 hPa, temperature 24 degrees C, dew point 24 degrees C.

Humidity 88%, at 20:00L the weather station reported: light rain, winds from eastsoutheast at 2 knots, visibility 6000 meters, QNH 1010hPa, temperature 24 degrees C, dew point 24 degrees C, humidity 97%

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