WASHINGTON—The pilots that flew an Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 into a lagoon on final approach to Micronesia’s Chuuk International Airport (TKK) did not follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) or respond to numerous terrain-warning alerts, a final report on the September 2018 fatal accident found. Investigators also uncovered several organizational safety issues within the airline, including pilot-training shortcomings, that the carrier has addressed. Air Niugini Flight 073 ...


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