By André Orban
A Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER registered PK-LFO rammed a boarding bridge just as it was taxiing from stand No 5 towards Runway 34 before take-off at Merauke Mopah International Airport in the Papua province of Indonesia on Thursday.
No one was injured in the incident, Lion Air spokesman Danang Prihantoro said. “Based on our observation, the winglet came into contact with the airport’s jet bridge,” Prihantoro added.
The plane, which was bound for the provincial capital Jayapura on flight JT767 with 129 people on board returned to stand No 6 and the passengers were given the option of transferring to another aeroplane or receiving a refund.