Passenger disputes weather as issue in Air Niugini 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

POHNPEI, 05 OCTOBER 2018 (MARIANAS VARIETY) – In the wake of last Friday’s Air Niugini crash landing in the Chuuk lagoon, a passenger has challenged the airline’s contention that “bad weather” was a factor in the accident. Bill Jaynes, editor of the Kasehlelie Press in Pohnpei, said it was not raining during the attempted landing […]

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