A Lion Air plane has smashed into an lamp post before take-off just a week after one of the airline's jets crashed in Indonesia killing 189 people.

The Boeing 737-900 plane was on its way to the runway at Fatmawati airport in Bengkulu, Indonesia, when its left wing collided with a metal post.

The collision on Wednesday evening damaged the wing, leaving a fragment dangling in the air, forcing those on board back to the airport.

Breaking News : ស្លាបយន្តហោះរបស់ក្រហ៊ុនអាកាសចរណ៍ Lion Air របស់ប្រទេសឥណ្ឌនេសុី ប៉ះជាមួយបង្គោលភ្លើងនៅក្នុងព្រលានយន្តហោះ Fatmawati Soekarno Airport ក្រុង Bengkulu ប្រទេសឥណ្ដូនេស៊ី នៅយប់ថ្ងៃពុធទី០៧ ខែវិច្ឆិកា ឆ្នំា២០១៨ មិនបណ្តាលអោយអ្នកដំណើរនៅក្នុងយន្តហោះមានបព្ហាអ្វីឡើយ ។។។។

Posted by ចិន្កា ម៉ាសុីស on Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The passengers on the JT-633 flight to Jakarta were moved to a second plane and arrived four hours late at 11.50pm.

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An Indonesian official said the plane and pilots have been grounded while the crash is investigated.

"The aircraft nudged the pole while travelling to the runway," said Pramintohadi Sukarno of the Ministry of Transportation.

"We have instructed Kabandara to ensure that airlines fulfil their obligations in accordance with the provisions by providing compensation for late flights to passengers."

Caught on camera: The Boeing 737-900 plane hit the metal pole while approaching the Fatmawati airport runway. Photo / Facebook.com
Caught on camera: The Boeing 737-900 plane hit the metal pole while approaching the Fatmawati airport runway. Photo / Facebook.com

Lion Air has apologised to customers, saying: "The Boeing 737-900ER registered PK-LGY which was due to take off at 18.20 from Bengkulu, the departure was cancelled.

"When the plane was moving towards the runway, the wingtips knocked over the airport's parking lot pole, which broke.

"The aircraft was controlled by a pilot with guidance and instructions as well as signs given by Aircraft Movement Control (AMC) officers.

"The AMC officer is a person from the airport management and is being examined by the relevant party.

"JT-633 flights carry seven flight crew and 143 passengers. They have departed using a different aircraft registration PK-LHM.

The incident comes on the same day Lion Air colleagues were commemorating the victims of flight JT 610, from monday last week. Photo / Ulet Ifansasti, Getty Images
The incident comes on the same day Lion Air colleagues were commemorating the victims of flight JT 610, from monday last week. Photo / Ulet Ifansasti, Getty Images

"The aircraft took off at 22.48 West Indonesia Time from Bengkulu and landed at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport at 23:50."

ျဖစ္ျပန္ျပီ ျခၤေသ့(Again lion airline ) အင္ဒိုုနီးရွား နိုုင္ငံ ျခၤေသ့ေလေၾကာင္းလိုုင္း Lion Air JT 633 ခရီးသည္တင္ေလယာဥ္ဟာ ဘန္ကူလူ ျပည္နယ္ Sukarno airport ေလဆိပ္မွာ ဒီကေနညေနပိုုင္းကေလယာဥ္ပ်ံတက္ဖိုု ့ ေျပးလမ္းသြားေနရင္း မီးတိုုင္နဲ ့၀င္တိုုက္မိလိုု ့ အေတာင္ပံပဲ့ထြက္သြားခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သိရပါတယ္။ ရုုပ္သံ BENGKULU, Indonesia: A Lion Air plane crashed into a pole at the Fatmawati airport in Bengkulu city on Wednesday (Nov 7) as it was about to take off for Jakarta. https://web.facebook.com/100009952398426/videos/748270102181396/?t=7

Posted by စိုင္း ငယ္ on Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Lion Air jet in the fatal crash crashed just minutes after take-off from Jakarta on Monday, October 29, killing all 189 people on board.

Indonesia's search and rescue agency on Wednesday extended the search effort for a second time, saying it will continue until Sunday.

Body parts are still being recovered and searchers continue to hunt for the cockpit voice recorder.