A plane crashed in the Pacific Lagoon today and everyone survived
A plane carrying 47 passengers crashed in the Pacific Lagoon today and they all survived
Everyone loves a good survival story because it reminds us that, against all odds, humans are capable of finding the strength to survive and prevail over whatever life may throw at them. This story is no less inspiring - a plane crashed in the waters of the Pacific Lagoon and not a single person died.
The plane was attempting to land at the Chuuk Island airport in Micronesia when flight attendants started panicking after seeing water pouring through a hole in the side of the plane. A passenger, by the name of Bill Jaynes, said that the plane came in very low and he thought they had landed hard…until he “looked over and saw a hole in the side of the plane and water was coming in. And [he] thought, well, this is not the way it’s supposed to happen.”
The 47 passengers and flight attendants waded through water that was waist-deep in order to exit the plane through the emergency exits. Jaynes said that he called his wife and she immediately began to cry.
Locals in the area who witnessed the crash immediately began taking small boats out towards the plane and were able to get all of the passengers safely away from the crash.
The reason for the crash is still unclear. There is speculation, however, that the plane hit the runway too quickly and continued into the water. The plane eventually sank roughly 100 feet into the water, but all of the passengers were able to exit the scene safely and relatively unscathed. Only seven of the passengers were taken to the hospital, but all of them are now stable.
This crash is eerily similar to the 2009 plane crash in New York City when a plane landed in the Hudson River - also with no fatalities. We at The Sitch can’t imagine how terrifying it must have been to be on the plane, but we are also grateful that everyone survived. Let us know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more survival news and other entertaining reads.