By: Savannah Smith | 08-03-2017 | News
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Breaking News: Two Jets Collide in Indonesia

Two planes carrying over 200 passengers collided at Kualanamu Airport in Medan, Indonesia earlier today.

The two planes which crashed into each other were run by Lion Air and Wings Air. The Lion Air flight had just landed then while the Wings Air was preparing for take-off when the planes clipped wings.

Shocking photos shared on social media show that the wings of both planes were damaged following the collision. Both planes are now being looked into by engineers and air crash investigators.

Good thing that no passenger was reported injured in the incident.

Indonesian transport minister Budi Karya Sumadi has ordered a probe of the incident. He said: “I advise pilots to be more careful, especially because the profession relies heavily on competence.”

The crash resulted to 21 flight delays at the airport. The situation has since returned to normal and the runway was delayed by only 20 minutes.

Kualanamu is the second largest airport in the South-east Asia country with the biggest population in the region. The airport serviced almost nine million passengers last year.

Medan is not a tourist attraction in the country but it draws many visitors due to its links to other areas in Indonesia.

There were other past minor incidents that happened in the same airport in the recent years.



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