Wellington, Sept 28: A passenger plane junked in a lagoon on Friday after overshooting the runway on a remote Micronesian island, reveals the received information.
The Air Niugini plane was attempting to land at Weno airport and ended up in Chuuk lagoon, Pacific Daily News reported, citing airport official Jimmy Emilio.
Emilio said all 36 passengers and 11 crew were safe and no serious injuries were reported, although they were taken to hospital for check-ups. He said the cause of the crash was unclear.
Photographs and videos posted on Twitter show locals helping passengers into boats beside the stricken half submerged plane.
Air Niugini is Papua New Guinea's national airline. Australia's media reported that Papua New Guinea's Accident Investigation Commission was preparing to send a team to the accident site.