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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 16:02 GMT
Indonesia jet damaged by landing
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An Indonesian passenger jet has made a hard landing in the city of Surabaya, causing its body to bend and crack.

None of the passengers aboard the Adam Air flight were hurt, but they had to be evacuated after the plane stopped in the middle of the runway.

The city's Juanda international airport was closed for a while.

Adam Air has been under close scrutiny since 1 January, when another of its Boeings disappeared in the sea off the island of Sulawesi with no survivors.

Debris from the plane has been recovered, but no bodies of the 102 people on board have been found.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono subsequently set up a commission to investigate transport safety.

TV pictures of the latest incident showed the Boeing 737-300 with its rear section bent downwards and apparently a vertical split in the fuselage.

Strong winds had caused a down draft to hit the plane a few minutes before landing, an Adam Air official told local TV.

The pilot briefly lost control of the plane, which landed harder than usual, he said.


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