Plane crashes into ocean in Micronesia

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Two Australians were on board the plane which crash landed into a Pacific lagoon.

The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island in the Federated States of Micronesia this morning.

Striking footage from the scene shows people being rescued in boats from the half-submerged plane, in images reminiscent of the 2009 crash-landing in New York City known as the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’.