Air Niugini Boeing 737 Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

It did not detail what caused the accident. Papua New Guinea's Accident Investigation Commission said it was preparing to send investigators to the accident site.

Passengers were forced to swim for their lives Friday when an airliner ditched into a lagoon after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island and immediately began sinking.
The Air Niugini Boeing 737 was attempting to land at Weno airport in Micronesia but ended up half submerged in Chuuk lagoon after the accident on Friday morning.
Pictures and video posted on social media showed locals scrambling in small boats to rescue the passengers and crew as waters covered most of the aircraft's fuselage.
The airline said the plane, which was making a scheduled stop on its way from the Micronesian capital Pohnpei to Port Moresby, had "landed short of the runway".
Remarkably, it said there were no serious injuries.
"Air Niugini can confirm that all on board were able to safely evacuate the aircraft," the firm said in a brief statement.
"The airline is making all efforts to ensure the safety and immediate needs of our passengers and crew."
It did not detail what caused the accident.
Papua New Guinea's Accident Investigation Commission said it was preparing to send investigators to the accident site.
"We're trying to arrange a team to go there but I cannot give you any more information because I simply don't have it," a spokesman told AFP.
Pacific Daily News reported, citing airport official Jimmy Emilio, that all 36 passengers and 11 crew had been taken to hospital for check-ups.
Air Niugini is Papua New Guinea's national airline.

COMMENTS

Name

Accident Adventure Agriculture Airport Animals Army Arson Article automobile Banks belief birds Bureaucracy BUSINESS Calamity celebration charity Child trafficking civic Clash Climate collapse Commerce Communication Corruption Court Crime crimes culture currency Cyber crime Defence Department Development Development And Industry Diplomacy disaster Drugs Earthquake Economy Education Election Electricity Embassy Employment Energy Entertainment Environment Excavation Execution exhibition Explosion export Family Famine Fashion felciation festival Finance fire flood Food/Agriculture food/health Foreigners Forests fraud Freight Fuel FUNERAL Hajj handicapped HANG Health Hiousing History Hotel Human Rights Infotainment int International internationl journalist Judiciary justice Kashmir KIDNAPPING labour Landslide language Lawyers Legislation Leisure lightning literature Local Manifesto Media Migrants Minorities MIRACLE mis mishap mishaps Money Laundering Moon n NAB Narcotics National Nature obituary Petroleum Pilgrims Police POLITICS pollution poverty power Prison project Properties Protest Railway Religion relion Rescue Rivalry Science Security Sentence Services shemales Sikh Community smoking smuggling Social Social Media Social Welfare sports strike Students Suicide Suicide Attack Taxation Technology telecom Terrorism Tourism Trade Trade Union Traditions Training transgender Transport Travel Tyranny Vacancies vehicle vendetaa Visa water Weapons weather wedding woman Women Working class youth
false
ltr
item
South Punjab News : Air Niugini Boeing 737 Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon
Air Niugini Boeing 737 Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon
It did not detail what caused the accident. Papua New Guinea's Accident Investigation Commission said it was preparing to send investigators to the accident site.
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uKKwcL4R-u8/W64OHpegfJI/AAAAAAABAzs/hzkZPk9GiMElbs6x4r1UPzG7Qjx-0RSbwCLcBGAs/s320/plane-4.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uKKwcL4R-u8/W64OHpegfJI/AAAAAAABAzs/hzkZPk9GiMElbs6x4r1UPzG7Qjx-0RSbwCLcBGAs/s72-c/plane-4.jpg
South Punjab News
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/09/air-niugini-boeing-737-plane-ditches.html
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/09/air-niugini-boeing-737-plane-ditches.html
true
949454145819430215
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy