Two planes collide on runway in Jakarta

5th Apr 2016
Two planes collide on runway in Jakarta

Two planes have collided Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta, resulting in a small fire on-board one aircraft.

A Batik Air passenger plane was taking off on Monday evening when its wing clipped the tail of a TransNusa aircraft being towed across the runway.

No injuries were reported following the incident.

All passengers were evacuated safely.

The incident took place at the largely-domestic airport, which was temporarily closed.

The Batik Air plane was carrying 49 passengers and crew.

Transport ministry officials said the collision had mangled parts of both aircraft.

Indonesia has had a dismal air safety record amid a boom in air travel, particularly with budget carriers.


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