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Lion Air MD80 Blows Up Engine

Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:44 pm

It has been reported on 13/Oct that a Lion Air MD80 blew up its engine after take off. Aircraft RTB'ed to Balikpapan Airport.

Aircraft involved was PK-LMO and suspected cause was a turbine blade deformity during take off.

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