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Papua New Guinea's national carrier says a search continues in Micronesia for a passenger missing after last Friday's crash landing of an Air Niugini flight.

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft was on a scheduled stop in Chuuk on its route from Pohnpei, Micronesia, to its final destination of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The Air Niugini plane in the lagoon off Weno airport in Chuuk.

The divers have confirmed that all the passengers had safely evacuated the aircraft.

"The airline confirms that all other passengers and crew have been accounted for", statement added.

The team was on hand working on improving the wharf area in Chuuk and other operations, the Navy said.

U.S. Navy Sailors assist local authorities in shuttling passengers and crew of Air Niugini flight PX56 to shore following the plane crashing into the sea on its approach to Chuuk International Airport in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia, September 28, 2018.

In a statement sent to Business Insider, Air Niugini CEO Tahawar Durrani confirmed the death "with deep sadness" and said the company was "committing all required resources to ascertain the factors that led to this accident". The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island, according to the airline.

Two more of the passengers who had been in hospital have now been released, and the other four passengers are in stable condition.

What caused the crash and the exact sequence of events remains unclear.

"Our outreach team is in touch with the man's family and we are making arrangements to repatriate his body", Durrani said.


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