Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, provided an update regarding the crash of one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft, while attempting to land at Chuuk International airport, Federated States of Micronesia.
The airline said that it is unable to account for a single male passenger and its working with the local authorities, hospitals and investigators to locate this passenger who was aboard flight PX 073.
Initial on scene reports had indicated that all passengers and crew had been safely evacuated from the aircraft and the airline confirms that all other passengers and crew have been accounted for.
“We are presently working with the embassy and the passenger’s travel facilitator to contact his family, as well continuing to work with on ground responders to locate this man. Locating him, as well as providing ongoing support to the other passengers, crew and families is and remains our primary concern,” the airline said.