2017-08-03 Wings ATR-72 and Lion Air B737-900 in runway collision at Medan

2017-08-03 Wings ATR-72 and Lion Air B737-900 in runway collision at Medan

2017-08-03 Wings ATR-72 and Lion Air B737-900 in runway collision at Medan


Both aircraft involved in a ground collision when the 737 was landing and the ATR-72 awaiting take-off. No one on board both aircraft was injured.


Lion Air flight JT 197 from Banda Aceh was landing runway 23 when its left wing hit the right wing of the smaller ATR propeller aircraft that was waiting for departure from that same runway. The latter lost 1,5 meters of its right outer wing in the collision while the Boeing 737 sustained major damage to the wing leading edge and adjacent structure.

Neither passengers or crewmembers on both aircraft were injured in the event. Medan runway was temporarily closed until debris was removed and the runway cleaned.

It still is unclear where the collision occurred exactly on the runway, but unnamed sources described that the ATR-72 was waiting in a taxiway for the landing but somehow may have rolled beyond the holding line.

The accident is under investigation by Indonesian authority NTSC.

METAR: Medan Airport (KNO, WIMM):

03/08/2017 10:30 ->
METAR WIMM 030330Z 08005KT 030V120 9000 BKN018 30/26 Q1010=
03/08/2017 11:00->
METAR WIMM 030400Z 11007KT 040V140 9999 BKN018 30/25 Q1010=



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Aircraft Involved

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Type: ATR-72
Registration: PK-WFF
Age a/c: 8.1 years
Constr. No.: 869

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 66 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

Date: 2017-08-03 Time: 11:10
Location: WIMM KNO Medan-Kuala Namu Intl Airport
Country: Indonesia
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: IW 1252
From: WIMM/KNO: Medan-Kuala Namu Intl Airport To: WITC/MEQ: Meulaboh
Type: Passenger
Operator: Wings Abadi Air

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Type: Boeing 737-900
Registration: PK-LJZ
Age a/c: 5.0 years
Constr. No.: 37296

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 144 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0


Date: 2017-08-03 Time: 11:10:00
Location: WIMM KNO Medan-Kuala Namu Intl Airport
Country: Indonesia
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: JT 197
From: WITT/BTJ: Banda Aceh To: WIMM/KNO: Medan-Kuala Namu Intl Airport
Type: Passenger
Operator: Lion Air


JACDEC 30-year Statistics :

  • 10th safety occurence for the operator1
  • 26th safety occurence for the operator2
  • 194th safety occurence of type (ATR72)
  • 42nd safety occurence of type (B739)
  • 6th safety occurence at Medan Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft(1) in question
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft(2) in question

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