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P2-PXE is one of the carrier's 737s, similar to the one involved in the incident. (Photo: Andrew Thomas from Shrewsbury, UK (P2-PXE Boeing 737-8BK (cn 33024-1688) Air Niugini.) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 Lands in a Nearby Lagoon as Adverse Weather Conditions Hit Island

An Air Nuigini aircraft landed 450 feet short of the short 6,013 foot runway at Chuuk International Airport in the island of Weno, part of the Federate States of Micronesia on Friday, carrying 35 passengers and 12 crew members onboard. The  Boeing 737-800 airliner registered as P2-PXE flying from the island of Phonpei and was supposed to make a short stop in Chuuk before continuing its journey to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, shortly after. However, the aircraft fell…