The left wing of the Lion Air Boeing 737-900 plane collided with the metal post as the aircraft was heading to the runway at the Fatmawati airport in Bengkulu, Indonesia.
The crash on Wednesday November 7 badly damaged the wing but did not injure any of the passengers.
Passengers on the JT-633 flight were forced to disembark as the plane was no longer in the condition to take off.
They were all moved to a second plane on Wednesday night, which eventually brought them to their destination, Jakarta, with a four-hour delay.
An Indonesian official said both the plane and the two pilots aboard have been grounded while an investigation is underway.
Pramintohadi Sukarno of the Ministry of Transportation said his ministry gave instructions to the airport to compensates passengers affected by the crash.
He said: “The aircraft nudged the pole while travelling to the runway.
“We have instructed to ensure that airlines fulfil their obligations in accordance with the provisions by providing compensation for late flights to passengers.”
Lion Air said in a statement: “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 aircraft took off at 22.48 West Indonesia Time from Bengkulu and landed at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport at 23:50.”
This crash comes after Lion Air’s Flight JT610 on Monday October 29 plunged into the Java Sea killing 189 people on board.
The aircraft plunged into the sea just minutes after the take-off from Jakarta.
Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said the search effort will continue until Sunday.
Rescuers are looking for the cockpit voice recorder, which will help explain what caused the crash.
The US’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned earlier today the same plane model involved in the October 29 crash may have software faults, and have urged all airline operating the aircraft to learn how to deal with the glitches.