air niugini plane crash lands in pacific lagoon all passengers safe
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today

Air Niugini plane crash lands in Pacific lagoon, all passengers safe

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Air Niugini plane crash lands in Pacific lagoon, all passengers safe

Air plane crash lands in Pacific lagoon.
Wellington - Arab Today

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.”

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 said.

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.

From :Arabnews

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

air niugini plane crash lands in pacific lagoon all passengers safe air niugini plane crash lands in pacific lagoon all passengers safe

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

air niugini plane crash lands in pacific lagoon all passengers safe air niugini plane crash lands in pacific lagoon all passengers safe

 



GMT 23:50 2017 Monday ,18 September

DNO reports payment for Tawke deliveries

GMT 17:36 2017 Friday ,15 December

OIC expects intra-trade to grow 25 percent by 2025

GMT 14:59 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

QSL: Al Ahli Beat Al Sailiya 2 - 1

GMT 15:28 2018 Tuesday ,18 September

President Bouteflika receives German Chancellor

GMT 16:09 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Damascus ready for prisoner swap with opposition

GMT 13:22 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Afghan President meets Pakistani Chief of Staff

GMT 07:53 2017 Wednesday ,08 March

Iraqi forces retake government HQ, museum in Mosul

GMT 05:00 2017 Thursday ,29 June

IMF trims economic forecast for US

GMT 07:05 2016 Monday ,14 November

Italian, US artists to create works for Louvre

GMT 11:31 2017 Sunday ,10 September

Yemen calls UN to condemn coup violations

GMT 15:25 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Tunisia, Algeria lose swathes of forests in fires
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday