Accidents and incidents; Lion Air. (ref: Wikipedia)
- On 14 January 2002, Lion Air Flight 386, a Boeing 737-200 crashed on take-off and was written off; no one was killed.
- On 30 November 2004, Lion Air Flight 538, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashed in Surakarta, killing 25 people.
- On 4 March 2006, Lion Air Flight 8987, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashed after landing at Juanda International Airport. Reverse thrust was used during landing, although the left thrust reverser was stated to be out of service. This caused the aircraft to veer to the right and skid off the runway, coming to rest about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) from the approach end of the runway. No-one was killed but the aircraft was badly damaged.
- On 24 December 2006, Lion Air Flight 792, a Boeing 737-400, landed with an incorrect flap configuration and was not aligned with the runway. The plane landed hard and skidded along the runway causing the right main landing gear to detach, the left gear to protrude through the wing and some of the aircraft fuselage to be wrinkled. No one was killed and the aircraft was written off.
- On 9 March 2009, Lion Air Flight 793, a McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 (registration PK-LIL) ran off the runway at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. No-one was injured.
- On 2 November 2010, Lion Air Flight 712, a Boeing 737-400 (registration PK-LIQ) overran the runway on landing at Supadio Airport, Pontianak, coming to rest on its belly and sustaining damage to its nose gear. All 174 passengers and crew evacuated by the emergency slides, with few injuries reported.
- On 13 April 2013, Lion Air Flight 904, a Boeing 737-800 (registration PK-LKS) from Bandung to Denpasar (Indonesia) with 108 people on board, undershot runway 09 while landing in Denpasar/Bali and fell into the sea. The aircraft’s fuselage broke up in two parts. All passengers and crew were evacuated from the aircraft and there were no fatalities, only minor injuries.
The Miss Asean’s Lion Air has landed.
Instead of landing on the airport, it has landed in a shallow seabed, next to the airport. No one is dead this time around. But some passengers suffered injuries. You know, the international airport at the most southern tip of Bali is just like a trip to the sea front. It built on the water. Almost.
Well, the airway says it makes people fly, but falls short of saying how it lands. Air Asia too says that. Oh well, how can we afford to fly without it?. May be we may have to pay extra for good landing, or else.