Saturday, April 13, 2013

LION Air skids into sea in Bali

Lion Air, the operator and minority shareholder of Malindo Air had one of its plane overshot the runway in Bali and landed in the sea. All passengers safe. Read below:

Lion Air plane skids into sea in Bali; 22 hospitalized

Lion Air has been a tough competitor to Airasia in both Malaysia and Indonesia.

On another note, I went to have a look at KLIA 2 recently. Don't think it will be ready for scheduled launch on 28 June 2013. I can still see the entire runway covered with red earth. I think Malaysia Airport has to be more upfront to the public as well as shareholders.


Black Ink said...

Safety issues with LA not new. Along with most other Indonesian carriers, Lion Air (including its Wings Air subsidiary) is on the list of air carriers banned in the European Union due to safety concerns as of February 2012. Also banned in US.

Incidents and accidents

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.[23]

On 4 March 2006, Lion Air Flight 8987, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashed after landing at Juanda International Airport.[24] Reverse thrust was used during landing, although the left thrust reverser was stated to be out of service.[24] 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.[24] No-one was killed but the aircraft was badly damaged.[24]

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.[25] 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.[25] No one was killed and the aircraft was written off.[25]

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.[26]

Do you see why the clean slate with Malindo is so valuable. They wouldn't be able to fly to many other places without the clean aviation licence, as Malaysian carriers aren't banned overseas.

Black Ink said...

What happened to Lion Air Australia?

Founded 2008
Fleet size 9 planned
Parent company Lion Air (49%)
SkyAirWorld (51%)

Do you think the Aussie press and public would've allowed this?

Malaysia Stock Talk said...

I guess media is not reporting the further delay in completion of KLIA2 as it is likely to be negatively to BN in the upcoming general election.

YB Tony Pua has highlighted this a month ago