Jakarta probe into collision on runway

Officials and investigators from the Ministry of Transportation examining the wing of a Batik Air Boeing 737-800 damaged in a collision on Monday with another plane while on the runway at Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Transpo
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Officials and investigators from the Ministry of Transportation examining the wing of a Batik Air Boeing 737-800 damaged in a collision on Monday with another plane while on the runway at Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Transportation Ministry said yesterday that safety guidelines were not followed and has launched an investigation into the cause of the accident.

The collision sheared off a section of the wing and started a fire, sparking panic inside the cabin. No one was injured in the incident.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2016, with the headline 'Jakarta probe into collision on runway'. Print Edition | Subscribe