Body Found Inside Plane Days After Crash Landing In Pacific Lagoon



A male passenger's body has been found inside an airliner that ditched and sank in a lagoon last week after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island, officials said. The Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 was attempting to land at Weno airport in Micronesia on Friday morning but fell short of the runway and splashed down in Chuuk lagoon. The airline initially said all 35 passengers and 12 crew aboard evacuated safely. The government said nine people were injured in the crash, four of them critically. Air Niugini said Friday it had been informed that "the weather was very poor with heavy rain and reduced visibility at the time of incident".