PX overshot runway into Chuuk Lagoon upon landing in FSM

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EMTV News has received reports of an Air Niugini aircraft, which, according to local media in the Federated States of Micronesia, landed meters short from the runway.

Guam’s Pacific Daily News has reported that all 36 passengers and 11 crews on board are safe.

Chuuk Airport Manager, Jimmy Emillo who confirmed the incident, said the plane attempted to land at the Airport in Weno, but landed in the nearby lagoon.

Images of the landing mishap are being shared on social media, including Facebook.

When contacted by EMTV News, Air Niugini’s media unit confirmed that Air Niugini Management is aware of the incident and are confirming details before an official statement can be released.

More on EMTV News at 6PM

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