• Aviation

    Aviation safety is paramount

    This is a chronology of accidents and incidents involving PT Lion Mentari Airlines, better known as Lion Air, since 2000. 2002 Jan. 14, 2002 Lion Air flight # 386 involving a Boeing B737-200 crashed on take-off at Pekanbaru Airport (Sultan Syarif Kassim II International Airport). No fatalities. 2004 Nov. 30, 2004 Lion Air flight # 538 involving a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 overran the runway in bad weather and crashed onto a cemetery in Surakarta (Adi Sumarmo International Airport). The captain, a flight attendant and 23 passengers were killed. Investigations concluded hydroplaning caused the accident. 2006 Mar. 4, 2006 Lion Air flight # 8987 involving another MD-82 crashed landed at Surabaya International…