An MD-90 operated by Indonesia`s Lion Air has been grounded after the airline admitted that a three-metre-long part found on a runway belonged to it.
The airplane lost the part on takeoff from Jakarta-Sukarno Hatta airport, December 4. Lion Air`s operational director told the Detikcom online news service the part was from the exhaust system and not vital for flight. He reportedly said it fell off the plane because of `a mistake of the workshop`. (Straits Times)