LONDON, UK - Air Niugini is bringing in ‘human-factors’ experts to examine safety issues relating to the crash of a 737 aircraft in Chuuk lagoon, Micronesia, last October, killing one passenger and seriously injuring 6 others.
The airline’s managing director Alan Milne, a former Qantas executive, has told Reuters news agency that the pilots involved were not currently flying but remain employed at least until an investigation is complete.
"Was it a criminal act? No,” Mr Milne said. “Was it an intentional act? No.
“Was there gross negligence? That is what we've got to answer.
“That is the bit we are doing at the moment."