A brand new Lion Air jet crashed into the sea whilst attempting to land on runway 09 at Bali Airport in Indonesia. Initially the plane was said to have over run the runway however a official spokesmen said it crashed during the planes approach. All passengers and crew survived the impact with only around 45 slightly injured. The flight departed from Bangung which is a major city in Indonesia at 12:48 for a domestic flight down to Denpasar. The aircraft was carry 101 passengers and 7 crew.
The Boeing 737-800 (PK-LKS) was only received by the airline 1 month ago and is only 2 months old. It was classed as air worthy during inspections. Officials said an investigation is underway.
Lion Air is one of the largest budget airlines in Indonesia and is rapidly growing. The airline has signed large contracts with aircraft manufactures Airbus and Boeing for a total of 464 aircraft.