LONDON – A Lion Air Boeing 737-800NG carrying 182 passengers and seven crew members overshot the runway while landing at Pontianak Airport in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan
Flight JT714 had departed from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport earlier today but due to heavy rain and poor visibility, it ended up overshooting the runway after landing.
The Airline confirmed that all 182 passengers and seven crew had safely vacated the aircraft and that there were no fatalities.
“The airport was shut for a short while and three flights to and from the airport were affected,” the airport operator said in a statement.
This latest incident has come only months after the carrier suffered the terrible tragedy when one of its brand-new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff killing all 189 souls on board.
An investigation has now been launched into today’s incident and the airline is working with the authorities to move the damaged 737-800 to help minimize disruption to other operators at the airport.
This is the airline’s second incident in less than six months.