A Papua New Guinea flight has crash-landed in the Pacific Ocean after overshooting the runway by 160 metres, however all the 47 folks on board miraculously survived.
The Air Niugini’s partially submerged Boeing 737-800 was flying from Micronesia’s Pohnpei to Chuuk Airport, the place it was scheduled to make a cease earlier than persevering with on to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. However the aircraft missed the runway and crashed into the water round 9.30am Friday native time.
All 35 passengers and 12 crew members had been reportedly rescued safely however one passenger was injured. Locals reported damaged bones are amongst the passenger accidents.
In line with Mail On-line, locals rushed out to the scene of the crash on small boats to assist rescue passengers, who escaped the plane and had been standing on the wings.
Chuuk Airport supervisor Jimmy Emilio instructed native media shops the Air Niugini aircraft missed the runway by about 160 metre.
He added that passengers and crew have been taken to the native hospital, the place they’re presently present process checks.
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