Tags: plane | crashes | cow | indonesia

Plane Crashes Into Cow in Indonesia; No One Hurt, Except Cow

Thursday, 08 Aug 2013 06:27 PM

By David Ogul

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A plane carrying more than 100 people crashed into a cow while landing in Indonesia on Wednesday and skidded off the runway.

No one was injured. The cow wasn’t so lucky — it was crushed to death under a wheel.

Pilot Iwan Permadi told the state-run news agency Antara that he could smell “burning meat” as the Boeing 737-900 rammed into the unsuspecting bovine, The Age reported.

Urgent: Should Obamacare be Repealed? Vote Here Now

He said he initially thought there were dogs on the tarmac while he came in for a landing, “but it turned out there were three cows standing in the middle of the runway,” he said.

News agencies said the Lion Air jet was landing at Jalaluddin airport on the Indonesian island of Slawesi. Transport ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said the airport was closed after the incident, The Guardian reports, affecting travel plans for the Muslim holiday of Eid.

The airport has since reopened, however.

In April, a new Lion Air jet in belly flopped into the sea as it was landing on the resort Island of Bali, The Guardian said. None of the 108 people on board was killed, but a couple dozen were hospitalized.

Indonesia, an archipelago with more than 17,000 islands, relies heavily on air travel but has one of Asia’s worst air safety records and has been struggling to improve oversight, The Huffington Post reported. It said the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to assist Indonesian investigators looking into the April crash because the Boeing jet was designed and made in the United States.

It is not clear if any American investigators were dispatched to the island nation to look into the latest accident.

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

Related stories:

Laurel Plane Crash Leaves Pilot Critical, 2 Homes Destroyed in Md.

Tahoe Plane Crash Kills California Pilot, Injures His Wife

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved