In Micronesia found the body of a passenger who disappeared during the crash of the liner

© REUTERS / James YaingeluoПассажирский Boeing 737-800 operated by Air Niugini after a crash landing on the water in MicronesiaIn Micronesia found the body of a passenger who disappeared during the crash of the liner© REUTERS / James Yaingeluo

Divers found in the waters off the Micronesian Islands of Truk in the body of a passenger who disappeared during the emergency landing the plane of airline Air Niugini on the water on Friday morning, said in a statement the airline representative.

«With great sadness I confirm that a man’s body was found today by divers, after they did a search…in the region of Truk lagoon» — said in a statement on Facebook on Monday.

Air Niugini reported that taking steps to hand over the body to relatives. According to them, in connection with the incident opened up an investigation.

On Friday morning, the plane the national airline of Papua New Guinea Air Niugini flying from Pohnpei island to Truk, made an emergency landing on the water in Micronesia.

According to local media reports, the plane tried to sit up, but fell into the water about 150 metres from the runway. On Board the aircraft were 36 passengers and 11 members. It was reported that they all passed the medical examination, reports of serious injuries have been reported. Later, the airline said it is working with local authorities, hospitals and investigators to establish the whereabouts of one missing passenger.

 

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