Friday, May 1, 2020

Air Niugini B737 Flight 73 Plane Crash Detailed Animation - [September 2...

The aircraft was operating an internationally scheduled passenger flight from Pohnpei Airport, FSM to Port Moresby Airport, Papua New Guinea via Chuuk International Airport, FSM. At 10:10 local time (00:10 UTC), the aircraft landed in the Chuuk lagoon 135 metres (443 ft; 148 yd) short of Chuuk International Airport. Initial reports stated that all twelve crew and 35 passengers were rescued by local boats and United States Navy personnel.However, the body of one male passenger was later found by rescue divers searching the accident site. Air Niugini stated that the deceased passenger had been seen by other passengers, evacuating the aircraft.Nine people were taken to hospital.The preliminary report into the accident states that the body of the deceased passenger was recovered from the aircraft.Six people were seriously injured.Some of the injured sustained broken bones. It was reported that there were thunderstorms in the vicinity of the airport at the time of the accident.The aircraft subsequently sank in 30 metres (100 ft) of water.

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