Lion Air plane crashes

The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur.

  1. 30 November 2004; Lion Air MD82; PK-LMN; flight 538; Solo City, Indonesia: This was a scheduled domestic flight from Jakarta to Solo City, Indonesia. The aircraft skidded off the runway on landing after a flight from Jakarta. The aircraft broke up and came to rest about 100 meters from the runway. The runway was wet and the aircraft was experiencing tailwind during the landing. One of the seven crew members and 24 of the 156 passengers were killed.

    13 April 2013; Lion Air; 737-800; PK-LKS; flight 904; Bali, Indonesia: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Bandung, Indonesia to Bali, arriving during a rain storm. The aircraft landed in shallow water short of the runway during final approach. Although the aircraft had a break in the fuselage just behind the wings, none of the 101 passengers or seven crew members were killed.

  2. 29 October 2018; Lion Air 737 MAX 8; PK-LQP; flight JT610; near Jakarta, Indonesia: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia. The aircraft reportedly crashed in the sea a few minutes after takeoff. All eight crew members and 181 passengers were killed.
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Lion Air plane crashes -- Revised: 29 October 2018