A plane has crash-landed in the Pacific Ocean after overshooting a runway on the tiny island of Weno, north-west of Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea authorities have confirmed that an Air Niugini plane has overshot a runway in Micronesia and ended up in the ocean, ABC News reported.
The PNG Accident Investigation Commission is preparing a team to travel to the site of the accident off the island of Weno.
Miraculously, all 36 passengers and 11 crew members are alive, according Jimmy Emilio, Chuuk airport manager.
Mr Emilio said the plane overshot the landing about 9:30am local time, ending up 160 metres from the runway, according to Pacific Daily News.
The plane is now completely submerged and one passenger is injured.
Air Nuigini is Papua New Guinea’s national airline. Micronesia is a country spread across the western Pacific Ocean comprising more than 600 islands, located north of Papua New Guinea.
Videos posted to social media show rescue boats attending the scene, helping passengers and crew get off the half-submerged wreckage to safety, according to Daily Mail.
Source: ABC News & Daily Mail