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Monday, April 15, 2013

Authorities Investigate Lion Air's 737 Crash

U.S. safety officials are sending a team of investigators to assist the Indonesian government on its accident investigation of a Lion Air Boeing 737-800 that crashed while on approach to Ngurah Rai Airport. 
 
 
(Photo, courtesy of NTSB.)
 
The 737, about two months old with PK-LKS registration, was on scheduled service from Bandung to Bali when the accident occurred.  The aircraft crashed about 164 feet ahead of Bali's main airport runway on Saturday while attempting to land. Indonesian officials are reporting that its too early to say what caused the accident. All 108 passengers, pilots and flight crew survived the crash.   
 
Boeing and FAA are also sending representatives to assist in the crash investigation. 

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