The shaky footage was filmed by an alarmed aircraft maintenance engineer on his iPhone as a plane plunged into the Pacific Ocean on September 28, 2018. One passenger was killed in the crash.
Incredibly, 12 crew members and 34 passengers survived the Air Niugini Boeing 737 smash, although six were seriously injured. Papua New Guinea’s Accident Investigation Commission (PNC AIC) released their final report on the crash on Thursday, outlining the failings that led to the plane falling some 1,500ft short of the runway on its final landing approach.
The PNC AIC released the crash footage alongside an animated reconstruction of the final minutes of the doomed flight. Moments before impact, the second pilot realized the seriousness of the situation, calling out: “We’re too low!”
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