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Passengers safe after flight crashes into sea in Micronesia

People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. A flotilla of small boats rescued all 47 passengers and crew from the flight that crashed into the sea short of the runway in the tiny South Pacific nation of Micronesia.


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People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. A flotilla of small boats rescued all 47 passengers and crew from the flight that crashed into the sea short of the runway in the tiny South Pacific...more

People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. A flotilla of small boats rescued all 47 passengers and crew from the flight that crashed into the sea short of the runway in the tiny South Pacific nation of Micronesia. James Yaingeluo/via REUTERS
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U.S. Navy Sailors assist local authorities in shuttling passengers and crew to shore. 


Lt. Zach Niezgodski /U.S. Navy/via REUTERS

U.S. Navy Sailors assist local authorities in shuttling passengers and crew to shore. Lt. Zach Niezgodski /U.S. Navy/via REUTERS

U.S. Navy Sailors assist local authorities in shuttling passengers and crew to shore. Lt. Zach Niezgodski /U.S. Navy/via REUTERS
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People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane which crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. 


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People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane which crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. Blue Flag Construction/via REUTERS

People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane which crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. Blue Flag Construction/via REUTERS
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The passengers and crew were taken to hospital, where eight remained, four in a serious condition with bone fractures and other injuries, according to a hospital spokesman.


James Yaingeluo/via REUTERS

The passengers and crew were taken to hospital, where eight remained, four in a serious condition with bone fractures and other injuries, according to a hospital spokesman. James Yaingeluo/via REUTERS

The passengers and crew were taken to hospital, where eight remained, four in a serious condition with bone fractures and other injuries, according to a hospital spokesman. James Yaingeluo/via REUTERS
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A view of the crashed Air Niugini plane with people rescuing passengers in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. 


JUMETA ESENAF/via REUTERS

A view of the crashed Air Niugini plane with people rescuing passengers in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. JUMETA ESENAF/via REUTERS

A view of the crashed Air Niugini plane with people rescuing passengers in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. JUMETA ESENAF/via REUTERS
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People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane which crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. 


Akang San/via REUTERS

People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane which crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. Akang San/via REUTERS

People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane which crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. Akang San/via REUTERS
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People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane which crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. 


Akang San/via REUTERS

People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane which crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. Akang San/via REUTERS

People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane which crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. Akang San/via REUTERS
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