Air Niugini domestic flight aborted due to engine failure

7:59 am on 3 October 2018

An Air Niugini aircraft had to abort take-off yesterday amid an engine failure.

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Photo: Koro Vaka'uta / RNZ

EMTV reports that PX9260 was being chartered by Papua New Guinea's Department of Finance for a flight to Kieta in Bougainville.

PNG's national carrier has yet to issue a statement on the incident.

However, it comes less than a week after the crash-landing of an Air Niugini 737 airplane into a lagoon in Micronesia, an incident in which one person died.

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