Narrative:LionAir flight IW8987 departed Bali (DPS) for a flight to Surabaya (SUB). The left engine thrust reverser was noted out of service prior to departure. Initial reports indicate that after the airplane's nose wheel touched the runway, reverse thrust was applied and the airplane yawed to the right. Action was taken to reduce reverse thrust, but the airplane departed the runway coming to rest approximately 7000 feet from the approach end of runway 10. Runway 10 is 9,843 long. The airplane nose gear and E&E bay was damaged.
The cost of repair was said to have been over USD 3,000,000. Sources indicate that the airplane may be withdrawn from use. This has not been confirmed yet.
N830US was sold to Lion Air in October 2003
|28 JUL 1986
|09 APR 1988
|27 FEB 1997
|24 OCT 2003
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Denpasar-Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport to Surabaya-Juanda Airport as the crow flies is 302 km (189 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.