Air Niugini carrier early this morning overshot a runway in Micronesia and crashed into the ocean.
The plane was scheduled to take off at 9.55am from the airport on Weno island in Chuuk state,
heading for Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea before the crash.
The PNG Accident Investigation Commission is preparing a team to travel to the site of the accident.
A video posted by Eriko Rekis’ Facebook page shows dozens of people on small boats surrounding the aircraft.
It is not known whether there are any injuries, or how many people were on board. There were 36 passengers and 11 crew members on board who were rescued by locals.