Plane mishap strands 4 Vietnamese in Micronesia

Four Vietnamese citizens were among the passengers on a plane of Papua New Guinea’s Air Niugini that missed the runway at an airport in Micronesia last week, the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia confirmed on Sunday. 

Plane mishap strands 4 Vietnamese in Micronesia

No one was injured and the passengers have been provided with food and accommodations while they remain in Micronesia. 

The Department of Consular Affairs under the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry has coordinated with Vietnamese embassies in Indonesia and the Philippines as well as domestic and foreign competent agencies to complete necessary procedures to soon bring the citizens home. 

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

Early reports indicate very poor visibility at the time due to bad weather, and the aircraft came to rest in the water 145 metres from the runway, Papua New Guinea flag-carrier Air Niugini said in a press statement. — VNS

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