Indonesia investigates Lion Air crash

April 16, 2013 | 10:39
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Indonesia is hasty to investigate a Lion Air jet’s crash into the sea while landing at an airport in Bali last week.

All 108 people on board, including seven crew members, five children and one infant, survived the impact.

According to the Indonesian Transportation Ministry, the country's National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) is collecting flight data and planning to lift the body of the downed Boeing 737 aircraft to the beach.

The Indonesian pilot, who had more than 10,000 flying hours, and the Indian co-pilot tested negative for drugs and alcohol in preliminary tests.

The aircraft landed successfully in two other cities before the crash, Lion Air general affairs director Edward Sirait.

Founded in 1999, Lion Air has quickly become Indonesia’s top low-cost carrier, holding about a 45 per cent market share in the country


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