Last updated: 8 April 2016
Date: Monday 4 April 2016
Type: Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8GP (WL)
Operator: Batik Air
C/n / msn: 39827/5157
First flight: 2014-10-30 (1 year 5 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B24E
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 56
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location: Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP) ( Indonesia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP/WIHH), Indonesia
Destination airport: Ujung Pandang-Hasanudin Airport (UPG/WAAA), Indonesia
Batik Air flight ID7703, operated by a Boeing 737-800 with registration PK-LBS, collided with an ATR-42-600 aircraft on takeoff from runway 24 at Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP), Indonesia. The ATR-42-600, operated by TransNusa Aviation Mandiri and registered PK-TNJ, was being towed.
At 19:51 hours local time, the Boeing 737-800 taxied from the main platform onto the main runway via taxiway C. It taxied to the beginning of runway 24 and made a 180-degree turn to align for takeoff.
The takeoff roll was commenced at 19:56 hours. At that time the ATR-42 was being towed across the runway between the south and the main platforms. The left wing of the Boeing 737 struck the empennage and left wing of the ATR-42-600 aircraft. The Batik Air pilot immediately aborted the takeoff. The aircraft came to a stop at 1660 m past the runway threshold of runway 24.
A post impact fire ensued with both aircraft sustaining substantial damage. There were no reported injuries to the accident.
The outer portion of the left wing of the Boeing 737, about 3 m, was severed. The ATR-42s left hand wing, outboard of the no.1 engine, was severed, along with the entire empennage.
A press release from Batik Air said that the Batik Air plane had been cleared for takeoff by airport controllers, but collided with the smaller TransNusa aircraft that was being towed by a tug. (AvSafety)