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Papua New Guinea plane comes down in Micronesia lagoon

September 28, 2018 12:26 am

A Boeing 737-800 aircraft has come down in a lagoon off Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia.

Images shared on social media showed the plane Air Niugini plane, from Papua New Guinea, sitting in shallow water just off the coast.

Passengers can be seen being picked up in small boats.

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Details are still unclear, but air investigation authorities in Papua New Guinea told the BBC there were no reports of any serious injuries.

The aircraft was reportedly flying from the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia to Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, stopping at Micronesia’s Weno island on the way.

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