DFA aids 9 Pinoys in Air Niugini crash

September 30, 2018
Alan Peter S. Cayetano

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is providing assistance to nine Filipino seafarers who were on the Air Niugini flight that crash landed in Micronesia on Friday.

One passenger was reported missing but the other 46 passengers including all Filipinos and crew were safe.

In a report to Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano, Consul General Marciano C. de Borja of the Philippine Consulate General in Agana said the Filipinos were on their way to the Philippines for a vacation when their plane crash landed in a lagoon as they attempted to land in Chuuk Island airport.

De Borja said the nine will be taking other flights to Manila.

He said the Consulate General is coordinating with the airline for the recovery of their luggage.