Accident Boeing 737-291 PK-LID, Monday 14 January 2002
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Date:Monday 14 January 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-291
Owner/operator:Lion Air
Registration: PK-LID
MSN: 20363/218
Year of manufacture:1969
Total airframe hrs:68133 hours
Cycles:66998 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A (HK3)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 103
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Pekanbaru-Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport (PKU) -   Indonesia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pekanbaru-Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport (PKU/WIBB)
Destination airport:Batam-Hang Nadim Airport (BTH/WIDD)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Boeing 737 arrived in Pekanbaru on schedule after a flight from Jakarta. The airplane was prepared for the continuing flight to Batam. At 10:05 the First Officer asked for start clearance and received weather information. The weather was fine, wind calm and clear. After start-up was completed, the aircraft taxied to runway 18. The crew decided to use 'reduced take off power' with an assumed temperature of 35 deg. C, while the actual temperature was 27 deg. C. The First Officer acted as Pilot Flying. After being cleared for takeoff, the captain advanced the throttles and adjusted them to the required take off power setting. He then called the V1 and VR speeds and the First Officer pulled the control column to a 15 deg. nose up pitch. The aircraft’s nose lifted up, but the aircraft did not become airborne. The stick shaker activated. The captain then added power and the speed increased to V2+15 (approx. 158 KIAS) but the aircraft still did not get airborne. The captain then decided to abort . He called 'stop', retarded the power levers to idle, applied reverse thrust, extended the speed brake and applied brakes. The nose of the aircraft touched down hard, causing the front left door (L1) to open and two trolleys at front galley to move forward, blocking the cockpit door. The flight crew turned the aircraft slightly to the right to avoid approach lights ahead. It hit some trees and stopped at approx. 275 meters from the end of runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Since there is no indication that flaps system failure or flap asymmetry contributes in the failure of flap to travel to take-off configuration, the most probable cause for the failure is the improper execution of take-off checklist. Failure of the maintenance to identify the real problem on the aural warning CB, causes the CB to open during the accident and therefore is a contributing factor to the accident."


NTSC, Air Accident Investigation Commission (AAIC)

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photo (c) National. Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC); Pekanbaru-Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport (PKU); January 2002

photo (c) National. Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC); Pekanbaru-Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport (PKU); January 2002

photo (c) National. Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC); Pekanbaru-Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport (PKU); January 2002

photo (c) Andrew Hunt; Singapore-Changi Airport (SIN); 25 June 2001

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