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Garuda Indonesia Flight GA460 landed Thursday at Tambolaka Airport (TMC) in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia — but missed the turn onto the apron by a small margin of error, leaving the plane stranded.

A Twitter user shared an image of the Bombardier CRJ1000 being manually pushed back on the runway Thursday.

“After the plane landed, it should have turned left towards the apron. The plane missed [the turn] slightly,” said Ikhsan Rosan, Garuda Indonesia’s senior manager for public relations. “There was no pushback [tractor] available, which is the thing that pushes and tugs airplanes back. So it was pushed by technicians and employees at the airport,” he said. 

Garuda Indonesia Flight GA460 operates nonstop service several times weekly between Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) and Tambolaka.

Despite the mishap, Indonesia’s flag carrier maintains a five-star rating from global airline reviews and rankings site Skytrax. In fact, the renewal award was presented to Garuda Indonesia president director Pahala N. Mansury at the 2018 Singapore Airshow on the same day as the runway incident.

Only 10 airlines out of 200 airlines reviewed received a five-star rating from Skytrax. The nine other carriers are Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Qatar Airways, Etihad, Asiana Airline, All Nippon Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Lufthansa.

It’s been an eventful few weeks for planes and runways: a Southwest plane skidded on the taxiway before departure in Baltimore on Wednesday, and a Turkish plane slid off the runway down a cliff after landing back in January.

Featured photo courtesy of @ngabdul

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