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NTSB Identification: DCA06WA027
On March 4, 2006, about 1625 local time, a Boeing MD-82, PKLMW, registered to and operated by Lion Mentari Air as flight number IW8987, departed the prepared surface of runway 10 during landing rollout at Juanda Airport, Surabaya, Indonesia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, the airplane was on a scheduled flight from Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, Indonesia. The airplane nose gear and E&E bay was damaged and the 6 crew members and 138 passengers were uninjured.

Initial reports indicate that after the airplane's nose wheel touched the runway, reverse thrust was applied and the airplane yawed to the right. Action was taken to reduce reverse thrust, but the airplane departed the runway coming to rest approximately 7000 feet from the approach end. Runway 10 is 9,843 long. The left engine thrust reverser was noted out of service prior to departure.

This investigation is being conducted by the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee:
NTSC, Indonesia
Gedung Karya Lt.7 Departemen Perhubungan - Jl. Medan
Merdeka Barat No. 8 JKT 10110 INDONESIA
Phone: (021) 3517606, (021) 3811308 Ext. 1497
Fax: (021) 3517606
Website: www.dephub.go.id/knkt
Email: knktdephub@yahoo.com