Passengers, crew safe as plane crashes into sea in Micronesia: (Video)

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Passengers, crew safe as plane crashes into sea in Micronesia: (Video)

Wellington (Web Desk): A passenger plane of Papua New Guinean has submerged in a sea lagoon after it skidded off a runway during landing at the airport in the Federated States of Micronesia.


Fortunately, no casualty happened during the crash as all 36 passengers and 11 crew members of Air Niugini’s Boeing 737-800 were rescued safely after local fishermen and rescue teams reached the site immediately.

Jimmy Emilio, Chuuk airport manager, said that passengers and crew were at the hospital undergoing checkups, adding that no serious injuries were reported.

Videos posted to social media show dozens of people in boats around the wreckage to save the passengers and crew members before the lane drowned.