A Papua New Guinean plane has sunk in a lagoon after overshooting the runway in the Federated States of Micronesia.
The accident took place at the Chuuk global airport on the Weno island of the South Pacific nation of Micronesia.
Flight 73 flies between Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia and Port Moresby, stopping in Chuuk State.
36 passengers and 11 crew members were rescued by small boats and taken to hospital.
Boats are surrounding the partly submerged plane to rescue passengers and crew but other details are not yet available.
None of the 35 passengers and 12 crew onboard flight ANG73 suffered serious injuries.
Air Niugini #PX73 ended up in the water near Chuuk International Airport, Micronesia.
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Air Niugini is Papua New Guinea's leading airline and flies to over 30 destinations both nationally and internationally.
The lagoon where the plane landed was not believed to be far from land, and a number of small boats were now part of the rescue.
He said the cause of the crash was unclear.
Emilio said the plane was travelling from Port Moresby when it overshot the landing at around 9.30am local time, ending up in a lagoon around 160 metres from the runway.
An official from the PNG air aviation authorities said investigators were preparing to travel to Micronesia.
He told Guardian Australia: "I went back to my workplace and somebody told me, and I looked from the rooftop and the plane was starting to go underwater".