Tragedy Averted As Air Plane Lands In Ocean

An Air Niugini carrier that overshot a runway in Micronesia has crashed in the ocean around 9.30am Friday local time.

The plane was scheduled to take off at 9.55am from the airport on Weno island in Chuuk state headed for Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

The PNG Accident Investigation Commission is preparing a team to travel to the site of the accident. A video posted to by Eriko Rekis’ Facebook page shows dozens of people on small boats surrounding the aircraft.

It is not known whether there are any injuries, or how many people were on board. There were 36 passengers and 11 crew members on board who are rescued by locals.

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