Video: Boeing 737 overshoots runway and crashes into Pacific
A Boeing 737 airliner operated by Air Niugini in Papua New Guinea crashed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean last week when it overshot the runway while landing in the Federated States of Micronesia.
All but one of the passengers were reportedly rescued safely from the partially submerged airliner after local fishermen launched an immediate rescue operation.
Various reports said there had been up to 57 people on board, including 11 crew and either 36 or 46 passengers.
The airline has confirmed that one passenger is missing and that several other passengers suffered bones.
Flight 73 flies between Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia and Port Moresby, stopping in Chuuk State.
Videos posted to social media show dozens of people in boats around the wreckage.
The plane is believed to be a 13-year-old aircraft previously operated by Jet Airways and Air India Express, and was involved in a collision at Port Moresby in May.
It was stationary at the Jacksons international airport when a cargo plane clipped its wing while turning, according to PNG’s Accident Investigation Commission.