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February 27, 2021

All survive after jet lands in sea off Bali Indonesia

An airliner has ended up in the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali after missing Denpasar airport runway, but all those on board survived, BBC informs. Hospitals treated 22 people after the crash, which involved an Indonesian Lion Air plane carrying 101 passengers and seven crew.Photos posted on Twitter showed the jet with its fuselage cracked, sitting in water near rocks, with dinghies nearby.The Boeing 737 was on a domestic flight from Bandung in West Java.

It missed the runway and landed in the ocean nearby.Terrified passengers made their way ashore through the shallow water in life jackets as police in rubber dinghies rowed out to rescue them.A transport ministry official told BBC News it was too early to talk about what had caused the plane – a new Boeing 737-800 – to crash.At least one foreigner was aboard the plane – a Frenchman, according to AFP news agency. Light rain was falling at the time of the crash. Most of those hurt had head wounds and broken bones with one report of a passenger suffering a life-threatening brain haemorrhage.“Everybody screamed and water suddenly surged into the plane. Passengers panicked and scrambled for life jackets. Some passengers fell, some ran into others, it was chaos. “I managed to grab [a lifejacket] and slowly swam out of the plane and to the shore.”The discount airline Lion Air, Indonesia’s biggest commercial carrier, has been expanding rapidly in recent years. Bali is one of Indonesia’s top holiday destinations, popular with foreign tourists.

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