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All passengers safe after plane overshoots runway off Federated State of Micronesia

All 36 passengers and crew are reportedly safe after an Air Niugini plane sunk after crash landing in a lagoon off Weno airport in Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia today.

The plane overshot the landing at around 9.30am local time according to Pacific Daily News.

The Boeing 737-800 ended up in a lagoon around 160 metres from the runway and dramatic footage posted to Facebook showed people evacuating the plane.

Air Niugini Flight PX73 was  scheduled to fly from Tokyo-Narita airport in Japan to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea via Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Relive 1 NEWS NOW's live updates of the crash below:

2.05pm: 

1.50pm: The plane overshot the landing at around 9:30am local time, ending up around 160 metres from the runway, according to Pacific Daily News.

1.48pm: Reports from ABC News state that all 36 passengers and crew members are safe.

This is according to local media, citing Jimmy Emilio, Chuuk airport manager.

1.37pm: More dramatic images of the downed plane.

1.35pm: According to ABC News, the Boeing 737 plane overshot the runway while landing and ended up in the lagoon.

1.30pm: Footage shows boats attempting to rescue people from the partially submerged plane.

1.25pm: There are reports that 35 passengers on the plane have been taken to hospital and there have been no fatalities.

1.20pm: A close up image of the downed plane.

The Air Niugini plane in the lagoon off Weno airport in Chuuk. Source: Facebook/Eriko Rekis

1.15pm: It is not yet known how many people were onboard the flight but Bill Jaynes, editor of Kaselehlie Press in Pohnpei in the FSM, was reportedly on the flight.

1.00pm: Read the full story on how a Boeing 737-800 ended up in a lagoon off Weno airport.