Chuuk residents praised for ‘awesome’ response to plane crash

Boaters on Weno island in Chuuk, in the Federated States of Micronesia respond to the crash of Air Niugini Flight 73 earlier this morning in Chuuk. All 46 people aboard are safe, said airport Manager Jimmy Emilio. Picture: Courtesy of Bill Davis through PACNEWS

CHUUK, 01 OCTOBER 2018 (MARIANAS VARIETY) – A passenger on the Air Niugini flight that crash-landed in the Chuuk lagoon Friday morning after over-shooting the runway praised the “awesome” response of local residents who quickly mobilised dozens of small boats to safely offload passengers and crew before the plane sank. All 37 passengers and 11 […]

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