Batik Air plane hits Bali jet bridge, authorities investigate
Do you know how they tell you to sit still with your seat belt securely fastened until the plane comes to a complete stop? Well, that’s because sudden airplane movements can occur on the tarmac, as this incident in Bali illustrates.
A Batik Air plane crashed its wing into a jet bridge at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Saturday morning, where thankfully no casualties were reported in the incident.
According to to reports, the aircraft’s left wing sustained minor damage just above the jet, while the jet bridge also sustained minor damage but is still operational.
“The plane had stopped but it suddenly moved forward around 9:30 am (Saturday). Meanwhile, the passengers had not yet disembarked and were still waiting for an announcement to leave the plane, ”said Taufan Yudhistira, head of communications and legal affairs at airport management company PT Angkasa Pura I.
Denpasar Police Chief Jansen Avitus Panjaitan said the plane rolled forward about four to six meters, even after the pilot confirmed to the ground crew that the plane was s ‘was arrested.
The Batik Air ID-6505 arrived from Jakarta that morning, carrying 119 passengers and four crew members. The plane is now grounded, as airport authorities investigate the incident.
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