Plane Crash – Lion Air Flight 904 – April 13, 2013, Bali, Indonesian

On 13 April 2013, Lion Air Flight 904, a Boeing 737-800 (registration PK-LKS) from Bandung to Denpasar (Indonesia) with 108 people on board, undershot runway 09 while landing in Denpasar/Bali and fell into the sea. The aircraft’s fuselage broke up in two parts. All passengers and crew were evacuated from the aircraft and there were no fatalities, only minor injuries.

Important Facts

  • Incident: Plane Crash
  • Date: April 13, 2013
  • Airline: Lion Air
  • Location : Bali, Indonesia
  • Plane: Boeing 737-800
  • Survivors: All
  • Fatalities: none
  • Pilot:
  • Origin : Bandung, Indonesia
  • Destination:  Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Passengers : 108

Other Facts

  • There were three foreigners on board — two Singaporeans and a French national.
  • The Boeing 737-800 Next Generation plane was received by the airline In March 2013 and was declared airworthy.
  • The airline has been involved in six accidents since 2002, four of them involving Boeing 737s and one resulting in 25 deaths.
  • Lion Air, which started flying in 2000, signed a $24-billion deal last month to buy 234 Airbus planes, the biggest order ever for the French aircraft maker.

Unconfirmed Facts

  • Officials initially said the plane overshot the runway before hitting the water, but a spokesman for Lion Air, a low-cost carrier, said the plane crashed about 50 metres ahead of the runway. The weather was cloudy with rain at the time of the accident.

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