Jetliner misses Micronesian runway, winds up in lagoon; no serious injuries reported

Air Niugini Flight 73, a Boeing 737 that connects Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, came to rest in the water after it landed short of the runway on approach to Chuuk island, the airline said. Everyone aboard was evacuated safely, it said.

The Federated States of Micronesia is part of a chain of thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean that includes the U.S. territory of Guam.

A flotilla of small boats swarmed the waters off Chuuk airport to pluck 47 passengers and crew to safety.

Source: Jetliner misses Micronesian runway, winds up in lagoon; no serious injuries reported

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