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Lion Air passenger plane crashes into sea

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Lion Air passenger plane crashes into sea off coast of Bali about 3.30pm local time on Saturday.

bali-crash13The new Boeing 737-800 had been trying to land at Denpasar's Ngurah Rai International Airport.

All 101 passengers and seven crew on the Lion Air flight were survived, although dozens were said to be injured and at least seven were taken to hospital with head wounds and broken bones.

Investigators are trying to work out how an Indonesian passenger plane fell short of the runway at Bali airport and crashed into the sea.

Photographs on Indonesian television showed the plane's fuselage had split in two just behind the wings, and the plane half submerged in shallow water.
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