Indonesia cargo plane skids off runway in Jakarta as it returns shortly after take-off

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) – An Indonesia cargo plane that returned to base shortly after take-off because of a technical issue skidded off the runway when it landed at a Jakarta airport, the air-navigation operator said.

Trigana Air’s Boeing 737-400 returned to Halim Perdanakusumah Airport about two minutes after take-off on Saturday (March 20), AirNav spokesman Yohanes Harry Douglas Sirait said.

Several flights were diverted from the facility to Soekarno Hatta Airport in Banten, West Java, because the plane was blocking runways.

The aircraft was scheduled to fly to Makassar, South Sulawesi, he said. The National Transportation Safety Committee has started an investigation into the incident, according to Sirait.

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