Wellington, Sep 28 (AFP) A passenger plane ditched in a lagoon on Friday after overshooting the runway on a remote Micronesian island, local media reported. Also Read - Netherlands vs Papua New Guinea Dream11 Team Prediction ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier FINAL: Captain And Vice Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips NED vs PNG FINAL at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 9:00 PM IST

The Air Niugini plane was attempting to land at Weno airport and ended up in Chuuk lagoon, Pacific Daily News reported, citing airport official Jimmy Emilio. Also Read - Papua New Guinea qualify for 2020 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, Ireland On Brink

Emilio said all 36 passengers and 11 crew were safe and no serious injuries were reported, although they were taken to hospital for check-ups. Also Read - Dream11 Team Prediction Netherlands vs Papua New Guinea: Captain and Vice Captain For Today Match 27, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier: Between NED vs PNG at Dubai 11:30 AM IST October 24

He said the cause of the crash was unclear.

“Somebody has to look into that and let us now,” he told the news website.

“So far, we don’t know why they went down.” Photographs and videos posted on Twitter show locals helping passengers into boats beside the stricken half submerged plane.

Air Niugini is Papua New Guinea’s national airline.

Australia’s ABC reported that Papua New Guinea’s Accident Investigation Commission was preparing to send a team to the accident site.(AFP) RUP

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.