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PICTURES: Lion 737 and Wings ATR 72 clip wings in Medan

Indonesian regulators are investigating an incident in which a Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER and a Wings Air ATR 72-500 clipped wings at Medan's Kualanamu airport.

The incident occurred on 3 August, after the Lion aircraft, registered PK-LJZ, landed from Banda Aceh. The Wings turboprop, registered PK-WFF, was awaiting clearance for take-off to Meulaboh.

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It is still unclear how the incident happened, and whether it occurred on the runway or taxiway, a Lion Air Group spokesman tells FlightGlobal.

He adds that both aircraft have been grounded, but that no one was injured in the incident.

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Pictures on social media show damage to the slats of the 737's left wing. The Wings turboprop appeared more seriously damaged, with a portion of its right wing shaved off.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that PK-LJZ was built in 2012 and owned by Pacific Aircraft Leasing and managed by Jackson Square Aviation. The 2009-vintage turboprop, is meanwhile owned by Pacific Aviation 8A S.A.S, and managed by Wings.

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