Plane crash, 4 in hospital

Plane crash, 4 in hospital

Plane crash, 4 in hospital

The Air Niugini plane in the lagoon off Weno airport in Chuuk. The airline has not identified the man or released his nationality.

Local authorities and the airline are continuing to investigate the location of the unaccounted passenger.

How the man disappeared between boarding the dinghy and arriving to land is not clear.

Air Niugini's Boeing 737-800 aircraft P2-PXE missed the runway and landed on a lagoon on Friday in Chuuk, Micronesia.

Authorities said Saturday one man is missing after a flight crashed into the sea a day earlier off a small island in Micronesia.

The divers have confirmed that all the passengers had safely evacuated the aircraft. At least six people were taken to hospital.

All 46 passengers and crew were accounted for and one was reported missing.

The team was on hand working on improving the wharf area in Chuuk and other operations, the Navy said.

Jumeta Esenaf via ReutersA view of the crashed Air Niugini plane with people rescuing passengers in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia September 28, 2018.

But Air Niugini chief executive Tahawar Durrani said the man's body was found by divers in the lagoon on Monday. Business Insider has contacted Air Niugini for further comment.

A Papua New Guinea accident investigation team flew to Micronesia on Friday, the Post Courier newspaper reported.

What caused the crash and the exact sequence of events remains unclear. Air Niugini said it received reports that the weather was poor with heavy rain and reduced visibility at the time of the incident.

Air Niugini chairman Kosta Constaninou had said on Sunday that witnesses reported seeing the missing passenger board a dinghy as USA divers and local residents rescued the passengers and crew from the sinking plane.

"This is the unaccounted passenger from the aircraft".

"We express our deepest sympathy to his family".

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