Plane crashes into sea off Bali coast

13th Apr 2013
Plane crashes into sea off Bali coast

Up to 45 passengers were injured when a Lion Air plane crashed into the sea off the coast of Bali.

101 passengers - 96 adults and five children - and seven crew members were on board the Boeing 737-800 that left Bandung, West Java on Saturday.

The aircraft was due to land in Denpasar at 3.40pm but crashed into the water about 3.35pm, just metres away from the runway.

The injured passengers were transported to several hospitals for treatment, but there were no serious injuries, according to reports.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated but it is thought that the pilot reported engine trouble.




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