Lion Air Flight 538
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|Date||November 30, 2004|
|Summary||Runway overshoot caused by pilot error|
|Aircraft type||McDonnell Douglas MD-82|
|Flight origin||Soekarno-Hatta Int'l Airport
|Stopover||Adi Sumarmo Airport
|Destination||Juanda International Airport
Lion Air Flight 538 (JT 538) was a scheduled passenger flight from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Jakarta to Juanda International Airport in Surabaya with a stopover at Adi Sumarmo Airport, Surakarta, Indonesia. It overran the runway upon landing at Surakarta on November 30, 2004. There were wet conditions in the area at the time due to hard rain. The captain, a flight attendant, and 23 passengers died as a result of the accident, for a total of 25 fatalities.
The aircraft, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, registration PK-LMN, was acquired by Lion Air in November 2002, having previously been operated by Mexican operator Aeroméxico. The airline has sold the plane to Webjet Linhas Aereas for delivery on January 2005. The aircraft was manufactured in 1984.
- Lion Air PK-LMN (Airfleets). Retrieved: 20 May 2013.
- Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network
- Information - National Transportation Safety Board