Suara.com – The Lion Air plane was forced to return to the original airport or return to base, after known defects in the air after 20 minutes.
The incident occurred on the JT-224 flight route Surabaya-Banjarmasin on Tuesday (30/3/2021) with the PK-LGJ registration PK-737-900ER aircraft.
Corporate Communications Strategic of Lion Air Danang Mandala Prihantoro explained, before being flown, technicians and pilots had checked the aircraft and declared the aircraft airworthy and operational.
However, after 20 minutes of airing from the scheduled departure at 06.45 WIB, the pilot decided to return to the original airport
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“This is done because the pilot knows that there is an indicator in the wheelhouse (cokcpit) which indicates the possibility of interference with the steering control so that it does not function optimally. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out an inspection of aircraft on the ground, “said Danang in his statement, Tuesday (30/3/2021).
Danang continued, the plane landed at Juanda International Airport at 07.25 WIB.
After the plane was in its place, namely on the parking lot (apron), all 75 passengers were directed and returned to the waiting room for further information.
In this case, Lion Air has provided compensation for late departure services according to applicable regulations.
Flight JT-224 which had a departure delay was prepared and moved using another Lion Air aircraft.
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Flight JT-224 operated by Boeing 737-900ER registered PK-LPY with the status of the aircraft in an airworthy and operational condition.