12 Filipino passengers in Air Niugini plane crash now back in PH
The Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam has reported that the 12 Filipino passengers onboard the Air Niugini flight that crash-landed in a lagoon in Micronesia on Friday are now back in the Philippines after taking an onward flight.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the number of Filipinos onboard the flight was brought to 12 after it was found that three more Filipinos — two men and a woman, were also onboard the flight.
Earlier, Consul General Marciano de Borja reported that there were nine Filipinos seafarers onboard the Air Nuigini flight on their way to the Philippines for a vacation.
De Borja said the Consulate General is also coordinating with the airline to recover the luggage of the 12 Filipino passengers.
Air Niugini has also informed the Consulate General that they will be in touch with the Filipinos regarding their claims, De Borja added. /muf
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