Star Air 107 a domestic flight from Surabaya to Kupang made an emergency diversion to Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, when the hydraulic system in the aircraft's nose wheel malfunctioned.
Originally schedule to land in Bali at 9:40 a.m. local time, the aircraft's touch down was delayed for nearly 30 minutes as the pilot tried to remedy a malfunctioning hydraulic system in the aircrafts nose wheel and while emergency vehicles positioned themselves at standby stations along the runway.
The aircraft, which managed to execute a safe landing at 10:07 a.m., was unable to execute turns when seated on the runway requiring tow vehicles to pull it to the airport's apron area.
Once safely on the apron, the 107 passengers on board the flight safely disembarked to wait for a replacement aircraft to carry them to their destination in Kupang, West Timor.
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