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Bali plane crash: Boeing 737 slams into sea (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: April 13, 2013 08:45
Edited time: April 14, 2013 08:14

This handout photo released by the Indonesian Police on April 13, 2013 shows a Lion Air Boeing 737 submerged in the water after skidding off the runaway during landing at Bali's international airport near Denpasar (AFP Photo / Indonesian Police)

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A Lion Air passenger plane with over 100 people on board crashed off the coast of Bali when it overran a runway and slammed into the sea. At least 45 people were injured, according to local officials

The victims, four of whom were hospitalized, were treated for injuries including broken legs and head wounds, Reuters quoted hospital officials as saying.

No one was killed in the incident, and rescue teams have managed to evacuate the plane.

The company's spokesperson said 101 passengers and a seven-member crew were aboard the aircraft when it crashed; earlier reports suggested there were 172 passengers.

A Lion Air Boeing 737 lies submerged in the water after skidding off the runaway during landing at Bali's international airport near Denpasar on April 13, 2013 (AFP Photo / Karna Surya Putra)

The plane is sitting in shallow waters 200 to 300 meters off the end of the runway, local media reported. The cabin broke apart as the aircraft crashed into the sea.

The cause of the accident has yet to be determined. The plane had flown from Bandung, the capital of the West Java province, and was landing in Bali Ngurah Rai Airport.

Lion Airlines is Indonesia's largest privately owned airline, and a leading budget airline. In 2012, the company transported some 24 million people.

The company is banned from operating in the European Union due to its failure to meet safety standards.

Image from twitter.com @fzair

An injured passenger (C) from the Lion Air plane that missed the runway at Bali's international airport is helped at hospital as people arrive for treatment in Kedongan near Denpasar on Bali island on April 13, 2013 (AFP Photo / Sonny Tumbilaka)

An injured passenger (C) from the Lion Air plane that missed the runway at Bali's international airport is attended to at hospital as people arrive for treatment in Kedongan near Denpasar on Bali island on April 13, 2013 (AFP Photo / Sonny Tumbilaka)

An Indonesia passenger of the Lion Air plane that missed the runway at Bali's international airport is attended to a hospital in Kedongan near Denpasar on Bali island on April 13, 2013 (AFP Photo / Sonny Tumbilaka)

Local residents stand outside the fence at Bali's international airport near Denpasar, looking out at the end of the runway (in background), after news that a Lion Air plane missed the runway on April 13, 2013 (AFP Photo / Sonny Tumbilaka)

This handout photo released by the Indonesian Police on April 13, 2013 shows a man standing at the door of a Lion Air Boeing 737 after the aircraft skidded off the runaway during landing at Bali's international airport near Denpasar (AFP Photo / Indonesian Police)

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