On 13 April 2013 Lion Air Flight 904 crashed during final approach to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia.  The aircraft, a Boeing 737-8GP, was on a domestic flight from Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung, Indonesia.  The aircraft crashed into shallow coastal waters around 0.5 miles short of the Eastern runway, on which it was aiming to land.

There were 101 passengers and 7 crewmembers on board the aircraft and it is reported that around 50 were injured. There were no fatalities. The preliminary accident report indicates that the pilots descended below the minimum instrument approach height without being able to see the runway, resulting in the aircraft crashing into the sea. 

We are investigating this accident.

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