All 47 Passengers Survive Plane Crash in Micronesia: 'It Was Surreal'
Seven people who transported the hospital after the crash landing.
All 47 passengers and crew have survived a plane crash in the Federated States of Micronesia.
The Air Niugini plane reportedly came in very low as it was trying to land at Chuuk Island airport and hit the hit the end of the runway before ending up in the water.
“It was just surreal," said passenger Bill Jaynes. "I felt we landed hard until I looked over and saw a hole in the side of the plane and water was coming in. I thought, 'Well, this is not the way it's supposed to happen.'”
Jaynes said the flight attendants were panicking and yelling.
Local boats came to the rescue of passengers who waded in knee-deep water following the crash.
Jaynes suffered a minor head injury in the landing and seven passengers were taken to the hospital, officials said. One person was in critical but stable condition.
“I'm alive — that's an extremely good thing,” Jaynes said.
The airline is investigating what caused the Boeing 737-crash. It was raining heavily and there was reduced visibility during the landing, according to reports.
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