Angry protesters burn passenger plane after PNG Highlands' election result
Angry supporters of a losing election candidate have set fire to a passenger plane in Papua New Guinea's Highlands.
The nursing director of the Mendi Hospital, Anna Anda, said supporters of the losing candidate for the Southern Highlands provincial seat rioted when word of a court decision about the election reached them.
"A Link PNG (their subsidiary airline) DHC-8 aircraft was involved in civil unrest at Mendi airport, Southern Highlands Province today following an election petition decision," the company said.
Air Niugini said passengers and crew got off the aircraft and none were harmed.