Mysterious Boeing 737 discovered in field and no one knows how it got there

  • Nobody knows how a Boeing 737 ended up in the middle of a field
  • It mysteriously turned up near Pandawa Beach in Bali
  • There’s absolutely no explanation of how it got there or where it was flying to

Published on Jan 02, 2024 at 7:02 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jan 03, 2024 at 1:09 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Mysterious Boeing 737 discovered in field and no one knows how it got there

You’ve heard the story of the flight that disappeared into thin air – but you might not know about the Boeing 737 that appeared with no explanation.

Not a David Copperfield trick, however this aircraft was indeed found in the middle of a field in Bali.

And nobody has any idea as to how it got there.

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Known for its extravagant interiors and its hotel-like proportions – what Boeing 737 isn’t known for being inconspicuous.

Nobody even knows where this plane was flying to being it ended up in the middle of a field.

The field is on the site of a former Limestone Quarry near the Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Highway.

The resting place of the Boeing 737-200 is close to popular Pandawa Beach in Bali.

And, of course, conspiracy theories abound.

Locals have suggested that the Boeing was originally put in the unexpected location by a wealthy businessman.

Rumor has it that he planned to turn the jet into a novelty restaurant, but ran out of money before the project was completed.

This theory remains unconfirmed.

And, of course, the grounded aircraft has piqued the interest of plenty of urban explorers.

However, it’s now been fenced off with the area guarded.

According to data from, the particular Boeing 737-200 model was built in October 1982.

The following March, it entered service with Arkia Israeli Airlines, before Dan-Air London by the end of the year.

In March 1993, the 737-200 went to Jakarta-based Mandala Airlines as PK-RII.

The airline rebranded as Tigerair Mandala in 2011.

The exact date when the 737-200 in question ceased flying for Mandala Airlines is unclear.

However, ATDB lists it as November 2007 and suggests February 2008 as the date.

It was several years later that the well-traveled aircraft appeared in the field in Bali, however.

PK-RII was moved to its present site, a former quarry, in March 2013.

Rumor has it that the plane came into the quarry in parts and was reassembled there.

While guards mean getting on board the Boeing 737 is no longer an option, there are plenty of vantage points off-site.

Online tips suggest climbing onto shipping containers bordering the property will give you the best view.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.