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Lion Air plane damaged in minor ground collision – Jakarta

It’s been a bad few weeks for the Indonesian Lion Air team with they another bad headline for the budget airline yesterday.

An Indonesian Lion Air plane was involved in another accident yesterday, even as the search continues for remains of victims of last week’s plane crash.

Lion Air Flight 633, bound for Jakarta, was canceled last night, after a wing of the aircraft hit a pole outside a passenger terminal at Fatmawati Soekarno Airport in Bengkulu province. The plane was moving toward the runway in preparation for takeoff. It appears to be a Boeing 737-800 series aircraft but the actual model has not been confirmed by the airline or officials.

There were no reports of injuries, but the wing was visibly damaged, according to local media. Lion Air has not issued a statement, but an official at Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry said the ministry was aware of the incident.

The latest incident involving privately owned Lion Air comes after U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing issued a safety bulletin for pilots related to the problems with a crucial sensor revealed on Wednesday by Indonesian authorities investigating the Oct. 29 crash of Flight 610.

Flight 610, a Boeing 737 Max 8 that entered service in August, experienced erroneous input from one of its angle of attack sensors before the plane carrying 189 people crashed into the sea off Jakarta, said investigators from the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee, or KNKT.

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