Indonesian govt to audit Lion Air following plane crash in Bali

Indonesian govt to audit Lion Air following plane crash in Bali

Lion Air plane crashed near Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali, Saturday (April 13). (ANTARA/HO-Polda Bali)

"We will conduct special audit for Lion Air."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Transportation is to audit the management of Lion Air following plane crash that happens last Saturday (April 13) near Bali`s airport, Minister E.E. Mangindaan said here on Monday.

"We will conduct special audit for Lion Air. Among factors that will be checked are the condition of all aircraft owned by the company, plane maintenance system and airline management," said the minister.

He added the ministry will closely monitor every Lion Air flight to prevent similar crash to happen again. As to the pilot and co-pilot of the ill-fated plane that crashed in Bali, both of them are grounded for two weeks for the purpose of investigation.

Lion Air management itself has stated its willingness to provide compensation for all passengers of the plane. Investigation on the cause of the accident is still going on.

Lion Air flight JT904 from Bandung (West Java province) to Denpasar (Bali) crashed at sea last Saturday (April 12) when it was land at Bali airport.

"The plane with seven crew members was carrying 101 passengers from Bandung, West Java, to Denpasar when it undershot the runway at about 15.35," said Lion Air`s Director General Edward Sirait.

No report on casualties from the incident.

(Reporting by Muhammad Razi Rahman, translating and editing by Amie Fenia Arimbi)