Lion Air Flight 538

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Lion Air Flight 538
Lion Air McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (DC-9-82) PK-LMN MRD-1.jpg
The Lion Air MD-82 involved in the crash.
Accident summary
Date November 30, 2004 (2004-11-30)
Summary Runway overshoot caused by pilot error
Site Surakarta, Indonesia
Passengers 156
Crew 7
Fatalities 25
Injuries (non-fatal) 138
Survivors 138
Aircraft type McDonnell Douglas MD-82
Operator Lion Air
Registration PK-LMN
Flight origin Soekarno-Hatta Int'l Airport
Jakarta, Indonesia
Stopover Adi Sumarmo Airport
Surakarta, Indonesia
Destination Juanda International Airport
Surabaya, Indonesia

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.[1]

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  1. ^ Lion Air PK-LMN (Airfleets). Retrieved: 20 May 2013.

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