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Indonesia: Lion Air jet in another accident

The jet clipped a pole as it taxied to the runway at Bengkulu airport on Sumatra island ahead of its flight to Jakarta.

The plane’s left wing was visibly damaged, forcing all passengers to disembark and then fly to the capital aboard a different aircraft.      

A Lion Air spokesperson said all 143 passengers and seven crew were safe, and the carrier conveyed apology to all passengers for any inconvenience, and sent a team to inspect the aircraft. 

He added that the plane and the pilot have been grounded for investigation.

The preliminary result of the investigation will only be known in the end of November.-VNA