Lion Air (Jakarta) Boeing 737-8GP PK-LKH (msn 37297) while operating flight JT 892 from Ujung Padang to Gorontalo, Indonesia (Sulawesi) with 110 passengers and seven crew members while attempting to land at Jalaluddin Airport near Gorontalo skidded off the runway last night (August 6) after hitting three cows. The brakes failed after colliding with the animals. One cow was found dead under under the main gear. The airport was closed. Reports indicate animals are often sighted on the runway and Lion Air has previously complained about the problem to airport and government officials!
The company has had at least 10 previous incidents and accidents involving the landing phase.
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Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker/AirlinersGallery.com. Pictured landing at Seattle (Boeing Field), Boeing 737-8GP PK-LKH was handed over to Lion Air on September 28, 2012.
Gorontalo is located in the northern region of Sulawesi (Google Maps):
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