The passengers got off with light injuries.
After landing on the island of Vienna in the state of Chuuk, Micronesia, the Boeing 737-800 aircraft rolled into the sea. On board the flight PX73 of Air Niugini, there were 36 passengers and 11 crew members.
The liner departed from Tokyo in the direction to Papua New Guinea via Vienna. He landed on the island around 01:30 Moscow time. At Vienna, the plane did not slow down and rolled out beyond the runway and land. As the publication TVNZ, to stop on land, the liner was not enough 160 meters.
At the accident no one was killed. People themselves began to get out of the cabin, soon after, they were evacuated by local fishermen. Passengers and crew did not suffer serious injuries.@nagarjund @nagarjund Photos of Akane San, Reuters @Tavurvur @burebasgal
SHORT OF THE RUNWAY
Air Niugini said in a statement #PX73 Boeing 737-800 landed in the water short of the runway at Chuuk Int’l Airport. All on board evacuated safely. As this video shows locals were quick to react and assist in the rescue.
📷Facebook/Jumeta Esenaf pic.twitter.com/5jjWVv0zdt
— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) September 28, 2018
Journalist Ethan Clapper published a July video of his voyage, showing how difficult it is to slow down when landing on this island.
Reports of an Air Niugini 737 overrunning the runway in Chuuk, Micronesia (TKK). That's a 6,013-foot runway, which is on the shorter side for an airport with airline service. https://t.co/DKY11XENhV I flew into this airport in July, you can see how hard the braking is on landing. pic.twitter.com/1odaL4z8gy
— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) September 28, 2018