Plane crashes in Micronesian lagoon

Plane crashes in Micronesian lagoon

A Boeing 737-800 aircraft flying from Weno island in the Federated States of Micronesia to Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, has come down in a lagoon off Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia on Friday.

The cause of the crash is unclear, but investigations are due to begin soon. None of the 35 passengers and 12 crew onboard flight ANG73 suffered serious injuries.

Chuuk airport manager Jimmy Emilio said, "The plane crashed in the lagoon, about 160 yards away from the runway".

"Right now we don't really know what happened. Investigations will start earliest tomorrow, but operations are starting again as usual in the airport", he added.

All those onboard the Boeing 737-800 aircraft were taken to hospital for checks. There were no major issues involved but a few suffered minor injuries.

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