Jet collides with aircraft being towed in Indonesia, catches fire

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) Aviation officials are investigating after a passenger plane attempting to take off from Indonesia’s capital caught fire after colliding with another aircraft being towed by a tractor.

A Batik Air Boeing 737-800 had been cleared for takeoff from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta to Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar when it collided with the TransNusa ATR 42-600 plane Monday.
The Batik Air pilot aborted takeoff but was unable to avoid the collision.

© Reuters/ Widodo S Jusuf/Antara Foto

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