Air Niugini Boeing 737 passenger plane has crashed into the sea in Micronesia on its approach to land. No serious injuries reported after an Air Niugini Boeing 737 crashes into the ocean off the coast of Micronesia. Thirty-five passengers and 12 crew members are all accounted for, according to officials at Weno International Airport.
Passengers and crew on board an Air Niugini Boeing 737 flight were rescued by a flotilla of boats when the plane appeared to miss the runway, crashing into the sea in Micronesia.
The plane from Papua New Guinea’s national airline, hit the lagoon on Chuuk Island in the Federated States of Micronesia.
About 50 passengers and crew, left Pohnpei Island, Micronesia, and were heading to Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, via Chuuk.
Several media outlets reported that boats rescued all on board. Some people are said to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Footage shows the fuselage half submerged, surrounded by rescue boats, before the plane reportedly sank further.
Local aviation officials are investigating the cause of the crash.