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Bali salvage team to haul plane wreck to beach

Published on Apr 16, 2013 3:46 PM
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A rescue team stands on the breakwater near a wreckage of a Lion Air plane near Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar, Bali, on April 15, 2013. Indonesian investigators are set on Tuesday to cut up the wreckage of a plane that crashed off Bali and haul it to a beach, as they probe what caused the accident, the military said. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AFP) - Indonesian investigators are set on Tuesday to cut up the wreckage of a plane that crashed off Bali and haul it to a beach, as they probe what caused the accident, the military said.

The Lion Air plane missed the runway as it came in to land on Saturday, slamming into the sea and splitting in two.

Dozens of the 108 people on board were injured, but there were no fatalities.

Terrified passengers swam to shore or were plucked to safety by police in rubber dinghies. Witnesses and experts have suggested the crash could have been caused by a freak storm, although no official reason has yet been given.

 
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