Agana Heights, Guam, USA | Wilbur Claus/ANN Staff

Three Seventh-day Adventist leaders were aboard a Boeing 727 aircraft carrying 96 passengers from Guam to the island of Yap that crashed on April 2 when its landing gear failed. Continental Micronesia Flight 951 touched down normally, but then it collapsed onto the pavement, skidding down the runway, say eyewitnesses.

“We thank God for His care and protection and for His work and His workers,” said Willy Nobuo, president of the Adventist Church in the Guam-Micronesia Mission, and a passenger on the plane. Guam-Micronesia Mission secretary Remenster Jano and youth department director Endamo Otong were also on board.

The crash resulted in no deaths, and reported injuries were minor, says Wilbur Claus, spokesperson for the Adventist Church in the region.