People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk
, Micronesia, September 28, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media.
Air Niugini on Friday morning attempted to land at the Chuuk
Island airport but crash landed in the Micronesia archipelago.
[Micronesia], Sept 29 (ANI): A day after an Air Niugini flight crashed into the sea in Micronesia's Weno, the national carrier of Papua New Guinea has confirmed that one male flyer is missing while six have been hospitalised.
Passenger Bill Jaynes said the plane came in very low as it tried to land at the Chuuk
Local boats helped rescue all 47 passengers and crew after the plane hit the water while trying to land at the Chuuk
Island airport in the Micronesia archipelago.
Passenger Bill Jaynes said the plane came in low as it was attempting to land at the Chuuk
Aplanecarrying dozens of people sunk into the sea after the aircraft came off the end of the runway at Chuuk
Airport in the tiny South Pacific nation of Micronesia.
The POEA imposed the ban last month after Micronesian authorities still refused to heed the concerns of OFWs, who allegedly suffered unfair labor practice of the Chuuk
A passenger aircraft has come down in a lagoon off Chuuk
International Airport in Micronesia after it overshot the runway, say airport officials, BBC reports.
Local fishers rushed to the scene to assist the Flight 73, which flies between Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia and Port Moresby, stopping in Chuuk
Air Niugini Flight 72 was due to touch down Friday at the international airport on Weno, the main island of Chuuk
state, Micronesia, but "landed short of the runway," according to a statement from Air Niugini, the national carrier of Papua New Guinea.