Two Boeing 737 Max 8 parked at Bali Airport
BADUNG, kanalbali,com - Following the Transportation Ministry’s decision to ground Boeing 737 Max 8, two aircraft of 737 Max 8 are currently parked at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. The two aircraft belong to Lion Air.
Arie Ahsanurrohim, head of PT Angkasa Pura I's communications and legal division for the airport, confirmed that two grounded Boeing 737 8 Max are parked at the airport. “Its Lion Air initiative. There are two aircraft have just parked today,” Arie said by phone on Tuesday, March 12.
He said that it was based on the ministry decision to temporarily ground the 737 Max 8 following the Ethiopian Airlines crash in Addis Ababa. “That’s based on instruction from transportation ministry. We only allocated parking stand as the aircraft are temporarily grounded,” Arie added.
Arie said he doesn’t really know when the aircraft could operate. The decision was on the transportation ministry.
The Transportation Ministry has temporarily following the Ethiopian Airlines crash in Addis Ababa on Sunday. No survivor from the crash of the airplane that carrying 149 passengers and eight crew, including one Indonesia. The aircraft was the same type as the Lion Air flight JT610 which crashed into the sea last year and killed 189 passenger onboard.
The ministry has prohibited the aircraft from flying. A special team of the ministry will inspect all grounded aircraft for safety reason. (kanalbali/KAD)