Plane Crashes Into the Ocean With Over 100 Passengers on Board

lion airIn a scene that's reminiscent of something out of a movie, a plane crashed into the ocean in Bali, Indonesia after overshooting the runway upon landing.

The Lion Air jet was carrying over 100 passengers and crew, and you can only imagine their state of terror as the plane made its approach into Denpasar airport and proceeded to fall into the water from a height of 50 meters.


A photo of the plane shows it lying in the sea with a crack in its body along with life jackets floating about in the water.

Miraculously, everyone on board survived the crash, though 22 people were reportedly taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

The cause of the crash is still unknown, and is under investigation.

A passenger named Dewi gave a first-hand account of the horrific ordeal and told The Associated Press, "The aircraft was in landing position when suddenly I saw it getting closer to the sea, and finally it hit the water. All of the passengers were screaming in panic in fear they would drown. I left behind my belongings and went to an emergency door. I got out of the plane and swam before rescuers jumped in to help me."

OMG. Can you even begin to imagine how scared those people must have been? It's hard not to get a little bit panicky flying over bodies of water, but you never actually think something like this is going to happen.

Of course, hearing about the Bali crash brings back images of the USAirways plane that landed in the Hudson River back in 2009. Most of us will never forget seeing the pictures of the passengers standing on the wings, or how relieved we were to hear that everyone had survived.

And thankfully, the family members of the passengers and crew on board the Lion Air flight can rest easy tonight knowing their loved ones are safe.

Do incidents like this make you nervous to fly over water?


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