Air Niugini confirms fatality in 737-800 runway incident

    Air Niugini CEO Tahawar Durrani confirmed (01-Oct-2018) the loss of one unaccounted for passenger amid a further search of P2-PXE and the surrounding area in the Chuuk Lagoon. As previously reported by CAPA, the Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 aircraft (P2-PXE) landed short of the runway and on a lagoon on 28-Sep-2018 in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. The carrier noted: “The circumstances surrounding this accident are now a matter for relevant authorities as they begin their task of investigating the events that led to the incident and the actions which followed. We are committing all required resources to ascertain the factors that led to this accident”.