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Old 28th Sep 2018, 01:16
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Air Niugini 737 overun at Guam

An airport official from the Federated States of Micronesia’s Division of Civil Aviation confirmed that an Air Niugini plane crash landed in Chuuk this morning.

Thirty six passengers are all safe, according to Jimmy Emilio, Chuuk airport manager.The flight was attempting to land at the airport in Weno, Emilio said. Instead, it landed in the lagoon in front of the air strip. According to Air Niugini, the airline started twice weekly air services between Port Moresby and the FSM in December 2016.
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 01:33
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https://www.postguam.com/news/local/...0716bea7b.html
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 01:35
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Oh dear

https://www.postguam.com/news/local/...0716bea7b.html

The Federal Aviation Administration's Guam office has confirmed that an Air Niugini plane crashed in waters in Chuuk state after it may have overshot a runway earlier today.

No serious injury has been reported.

Air Niugini Flight 73 was scheduled to take off at 9:55 a.m. from the airport on Weno island in Chuuk state, in the Federated States of Micronesia. It was bound for Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.
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Air Niugini overshoot at PTKK (Truk Lagoon)

Breaking story ABC reports pax and crew safe.

Plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and lands in ocean - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Is Chuuk grooved, was it wet? Was it raining at the time, the position of the F/O's wiper in the photo in Post 2 might be a clue?

The background weather looks a bit ominous.

.https://amp.rnz.co.nz/article/885779...f-7778bdc77ce8

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Plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and lands in ocean - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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I'm sure many people saw this coming given the recent turmoil in ANG. Not a case of if but when.
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Been advised crew OK Capt, minor injuries and able to speak to the CEO
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able to speak to the CEO
That will reassure him then, a nice chat with King Julien.

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Looking at the current and recent weather at Chuuk, the weather at the time was absolutely crap, pretty deep low pressure system in the area spinning up a lot of moisture and wind.

Have a look on Windy TV you will see what I mean.
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 03:57
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PTKK is 1833 m long and grooved. Direction 04/22. So not a long runway........
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 04:59
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Air Niugini Press Statement issued at 12.30PM today

Advises that P2-PXE landed "short" of the runway so the stuff about being a short runway isn't correct
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36 passengers wouldn't make it a very profitable route. Dropping the balus in the tide make it even less so.

So a salvage team is on the way from NZ. Good luck with that, she totally buggerup. Just drag it to deeper water and turn it into a dive wreck.
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Is there a link to the Press Release?
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There's a press statement on Air Niugini's website.
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There's a press statement on Air Niugini's website.
Yeah, and at the bottom of the press release, this....

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Madang was an overshoot, Chuuk to short.
Averages out.
Bet this brings a response.
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Once the salt water enters the wiring, forget it.
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In the interests of accuracy it should be pointed out that Chuuk is 550 nm south east of Guam, and in another country albeit with very strong links to the US.

Anyhow, frees up a bit of tarmac space for APEC.
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