All passengers are safe."
Sidoarjo (ANTARA News) - A Lion Air plane overran the landing strip at Juanda Airport Saturday at 11.08 a.m. local time.

"All passengers are safe. They have been evacuated from the plane," Legal and Communication Officer of state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura, Liza Anindya said.

The evacuation of all 215 passengers was completed at around 12.00, he said.

Service and General Affairs Manager PT Angkasa Pura, Didik Tjatur P said in a written statement that because of the accident the airport would be closed until 15.30 p.m.

"The airport is closed while airport authorities remove the body of the plane," he said.

(Reported by Indra Setiawan/Uu.S012/INE/KR-BSR/F001)

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