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Indonesia's air safety measures must keep up with air traffic growth, analysts say

NUSA DUA, BALI - Fuel pouring out of an aircraft wing. Planes skidding and veering off the runway. One hit a cow. Another missed the runway completely, crashing into the sea and splitting into two, forcing passengers to swim to shore.

Lion Air's bumpy safety record has put it under scrutiny time and time again. But it has managed to stay afloat despite a spate of dramatic incidents, barrelling ahead in recent years with ambitious expansion plans.

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