Two aeroplanes collide at Jakarta airport runway
April 5, Jakarta: Two planes collided on a runway at an airport in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, resulting in a wing bursting into flames that forced passengers to evacuate using inflatable slides.
A Boeing 737-800 operated by Batik Air, the full-service arm of one of Asia's biggest airline operators Lion Air Group, was attempting to take off from Halim Perdanakusuma airport when its wing clipped the tail of a smaller plane being towed off the runway.
There were no injuries in the Monday night incident, and all passengers were evacuated safely, authorities said.
Indonesia has had a dismal air safety record amid a boom in air travel, particularly with budget carriers.
The incident took place at the largely-domestic Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta, causing the temporary closure of the airport.
The Oslo Times