The aircraft was reportedly carrying 95 passengers and crew. Five passengers are said to have suffered minor injuries in the incident. The nose-wheel of the aircraft is reported to have broken off in the incident.
Indonesia’s air safety record has come under renewed fire after two fatal accidents this year involving Adam Air and Garuda Indonesia 737s. In June European air safety authorities banned all Indonesian carriers from operating to the European Union under a revision of its air transport blacklist.
Mandala itself was involved in a fatal accident two years ago when one of its 737-200s crashed on take-off at Medan Airport. According to Flight’s ACAS database Mandala operates three Boeing 737-200s, alongside a pair of 737-400s and three Airbus A320 family aircraft.