Published On: Thu, Aug 8th, 2013

Indonesia: Lion Air jet hits cow while landing at Jalaluddin Airport on the island of Sulawesi

An Indonesian passenger jet met a most unusual obstacle while trying to land at an airport on the island of Sulawesi Tuesday.


photo 24oranges.nl via Flickr

photo 24oranges.nl via Flickr

According to an AFP report, a Lion Air Boeing 737-900  carrying 117 passengers and crew collided with one of 3 cows wandering on the runway.

No injuries were reported, but the incident forced the cancellation of flights, stranding hundreds of passengers traveling for the Eid holiday.

The cow, however, was crushed to death under one of the Boeing 737-900’s middle wheels, head of Jalaluddin airport Agus Pramuka told AFP.

An airport official says planes resumed landing on Wednesday.

In April, a Lion Air plane belly-flopped into the ocean just short of the runway off the resort island of Bali. All 108 people aboard survived.

The incident is under investigation.


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