Lion Air plane aborts take-off after wing hits pole
A Lion Air plane carrying 145 passengers was forced to abort its take-off from Indonesia’s Bengkulu City on Wednesday night, after its left wing hit a pole. Flight JT633 was due to depart Fatmawati Soekarno Airport in south-western Sumatra for Jakarta’s SoekarnoHatta International Airport at 6.20pm local time.
Local media outlets reported that the left wing of the aircraft hit a pole in front of the airport’s VIP building as it was moving off. The plane was forced to return to the departure terminal, and passengers were placed on another aircraft that left for Jakarta at about 10.10pm, reported