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Passenger jet crashes into water in Micronesia
« on: September 28, 2018, 07:06:58 AM »

Everyone flying aboard an Air Niugini plane that crash-landed in the water early Friday in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has survived, officials said.

The incident occurred in Chuuk, an official with the country’s Division of Civil Aviation told RNZ Pacific.

The Boeing 737-800 plane crashed in the lagoon short of the runway as it was landing.

“It was supposed to land but instead of landing it was 150 yards short and she went down,” Jimmy Emilio, general manager of Chuuk Airport at Weno in Micronesia, told Reuters.

An official with the airport told RNZ Pacific 36 passengers and 11 flight crew members were onboard the aircraft. Everyone onboard was able to safely evacuate the aircraft.