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Breaking News: Lion Air’s brand new Boeing 737-800 ends up in the water at Bali

Lion Air‘s (Jakarta) flight from Bandung to Bali  went into the water while landing at Bali today and broke into two sections. The 101 passengers and seven crew members were able to safely evacuate the aircraft. There were reports of 53 people with minor injuries.

The aircraft involved is this brand new Boeing 737-8GP PK-LKS (msn 38728) (below) which arrived at Lion Air on March 20, 2013 after a short stint with subsidiary Malindo Air.

Read the report by Bloomberg: CLICK HERE

A local report by the Jakarta Post quotes a Lion Air official stating the aircraft had not yet touched the runway before it hit the water implying the aircraft crashed short of the runway and was not an overrun of the runway as most media accounts claimed.

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Lion 737-800 WL PK-LKS (02)(Grd) JKT (Leslie Snelleman)(LRW)

Copyright Photo: Leslie Snelleman. The ill-fated PK-LKS is pictured at the Jakarta base on April 4, 2013.

Follow-Up: Investigators are now looking at wind shear. The pilot reported losing control of the aircraft on its final approach according to this report by Reuters.

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Lion Air: AG Slide Show

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