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Air Niugini Boeing 737 Crashes, Sinks in Weno

An Air Niugini Boeing 737 has crashed in Chuuk after it overshot the runway at Weno International Airport. Flight 73 was scheduled to depart at 09:55 local time in the Federated States of Micronesian airport in Chuuk with destination Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. ( More...

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djames225 4
According to eye witness accounts, it didnt overshoot came up short
Ric Wernicke 2
All the more reason to take water tight luggage when traveling in the South Pacific. I hate wet socks.
djames225 1
Is least your report got the facts didnt overshoot the runway, eye witness accounts say it came up short..Im wondering if a micro-burst pushed her in
150 yards short? I wonder what happened here.
djames225 2
Bad weather utters a possible microburst..and in she went
AWAAlum 1
Ooops - - was notified of prior post a little too late.
James Simms 1
“Hmmmmm. How am I going to explain this to the Chief Pilot & Head Mechanic?” @ least everyone fared better than the founding members of the RMS Titanic Swim Club.
James Simms 1
“Noah.....How long can you tread water?”
was it true IS divers recovered a body?
AWAAlum 0
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Everybody on plane survives crash landing in Pacific lagoon

A photo provided by Blue Flag Construction shows an Air Niugini plane floating in Pacific lagoon after its crash-landing in Pacific lagoon near Chuuk Airport in Weno, Federated States of Micronesia, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. All of the passengers and crew survived the crash landing. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island, according to the airline. (Blue Flag Construction via AP)
Pierre Cantin -1
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Air Niugini plane comes down in Micronesia lagoon.

A passenger aircraft has come down in a lagoon off Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia after it missed the runway, airport officials say.

The Air Niugini plane from Papua New Guinea was seen sitting in shallow water just off the coast.

Locals responded by approaching the plane in small vessels to help rescue the 36 passengers and 11 crew.

A hospital official told Reuters that four passengers were in a serious condition after the crash.

The aircraft was flying from the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia to Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, stopping at Micronesia's Weno island on the way.


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