Air Nuigini accident report: Crew ignored danger warnings


Air Nuigini’s flight crew ignored danger warnings, contributing to the aircraft accident that killed one passenger and injured six others in Chuuk last year, according Papua New Guinea’s Accident Investigation Commission.

Investigation found “that there were no issues with the aircraft and all systems were generally operating normally” before it crashed into the lagoon off Weno airport, according to the report which attributed Flight 73's ill fate to the crew’s failure to follow rules and standards.

With 12 crew members and 35 passengers on board, Air Nuigini’s Boeing 737 took off from Pohnpei and crash-landed into the water on Sept. 28, 2018 about 1,500 ft short of the runway threshold during the final landing approach.