Lion Air Boeing 737-8GP plane crash
The Boeing 737-800 operated by Lion Air took off from Bandung, Indonesia, for a passenger flight to Denpasar, Indonesia. 101 passengers and 7 crewmembers were onboard. The plane went into the sea while landing at Denpasar Airport. All occupants were evacuated from the aircraft and have been taken to hospitals with minor injuries.
The plane was new, and was in operation for just about two weeks. The flight was performed uneventfully. The aircraft was on approach to Denpasar's runway 09, about 100 feet below a 3 degrees glidepath. The airplane came down in the water a few hundred of meter away short of the runway threshold, and a few meters away from the sea wall. The wreckage of the Boeing 737-800 snapped in half before coming to a stop in shallow water. No emergency message had been received by the air traffic controller prior to the accident.
All 101 passengers and seven crew members were safely evacuated. Some swam from the wreckage, while others were plucked from the water by rescuers in rubber boats. Dozens suffered injuries.