Lion Air crashes again
Lion Air has crashed an airliner for the 6th time in the last 10 years. Already banned in the skies of the USA and Europe the Indonesian low cost carrier continues to add to its substandard accident rate. Initial reporting on the accident are incorrect. It does not appear to be an “overshoot” of the runway; in fact, as the pictures show below, the aircraft never made the runway.
The aircraft is pointed towards the runway not away from it. Also there are no marks in the over run area and/or grass. Here is a close up.
This closer look shows the perimeter fence is also still intact. Thus it is very unlikely the aircraft did not overshoot the runway (ie run off the end). It landed short of the runway.