Lion Air Plane Hits Cows on Airport Runway During Landing

Lion Air Accident After Kill Cows on the Runway

From Yahoo Indonesia:

Lion Air Pilot Thought There Was A Dog On The Runway

Iwan Permadi, the pilot of a Lion Air flight that skidded off the runway at Jalaluddin Gorontalo Airport, admitted that he thought there was a dog on the airport runway.

“Turns out that there were three cows in the middle of the runway after we had initiated our landing procedures,” he said, in Gorontalo.

A few moments later, a collision at a plane speed of 40 knots occurred and the plane was unable to brake till it skidded off the runway.

“Luckily, there was some muddy soil near the runway so the plane could be stopped. We were still able to control the cabin situation, despite the smoke and the pungent smell similar to burning flesh,” he said again.


“It seems the cows were dazzled by the light and ended up circling the runway,” he said.

The plane with flight number JT-892 carried 110 passengers including five children and a seven-person crew including pilot Iwan Permadi and co-pilot Faisal Hasnan.

Comments from Yahoo, Kaskus (1 and 2):


The most important question to ask is why the hell were there cows on the runway?

Tantowi: (in reply to SS1c3k1)

Because the cows want to travel home by plane for Eid al fitr! =)

Muhlis: (in reply to SS1c3k1)

The cows were depressed that they don’t have new clothes. Haha…


It’s understandable, the price of beef is increasing again, so the cows want to commit suicide…


Too bad the one hit wasn’t the water buffalo [nickname of President SBY]!!!!


There wasn’t a sign saying “No Cows Allowed!” at the airport.


Lion Air yet again. This airline is always getting into trouble!

Lion Air Plane in Gorontalo Makassar after the cow incident


“Ah I thought it was dogs on the runway but apparently those were just some cows so we’re okay. If those were elephants then we’d be done for!” =)


Do you think the owner of the cows will demand compensation?

Aruli COOY:

This would only happen in Indonesia. tsk tsk tsk…


Yay! The cows will get some insurance money!

Lion Air Plane on the runway side

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