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Lion Air jet in another accident, a week after deadly crash

AFP  |  Jakarta 

A passenger jet has been involved in another accident -- just a week after a plane from the Indonesian crashed with the loss of all 189 people on board.

In the latest incident, the jet clipped a pole as it taxied to the runway at airport on ahead of its flight to

The plane's left wing was visibly damaged, forcing all passengers to disembark. They were flown to the capital later Wednesday evening aboard a different aircraft.

said all 143 passengers and seven crew were safe.

"apologises to all passengers for any inconvenience... it has sent a team to inspect the aircraft," the said.

The transport ministry said it would launch an immediate investigation. "The plane and the pilot have been grounded for investigation," said Pramintohadi Sukarno, a

The accident happened just 10 days after a Lion Air 737-Max 8 plane plunged into the Sea minutes after takeoff from to city.

All 189 people on board were killed and the has said that flight recorder data has so far revealed the plane's air speed indicator had not been working properly on its last four journeys, including on the fatal flight.

But the preliminary result of the investigation will only be known at the end of November.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 19:45 IST
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