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28 Sep 2018 - P2-PXE 737-800 Landed short of runway at Chuuk, Micronesia

On 27 September 2018, an Air Niugini 737-800, P2-PXE (33024/1688), was approaching Chuuk (PTKK), Micronesia, runway 04 in low cloud and rain showers. The aircraft landed in a lagoon 150m short of the runway. The aircraft remained afloat but one passenger died during the rescue.

Flight ANG73 was enroute from Pohnpei to Port Moresby via Chuuk with 35 passengers and 12 crew on board.

PTKK 282355Z 04007KT 3SM SHRA BKN000 OVC008CB 26/25 A2973 RMK CB ALQDS MOV SW SLP071 60186 8/3// T02610250 10261 20250 52015

PTKK 280002Z VRB05KT 12SM -SHRA SCT010CB BKN110 OVC280 26/25 A2973 RMK CB ALQDS


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