Plane Skids Off Runaway Upon Landing, Nearly Going Into The Black Sea

Source: BBC

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As reported by The Star Online, a passenger plane skidded of the runaway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey.

The flight of the Pegasus Airlines had taken off smoothly from Ankara, the capital of Turkey and had landed in Trabzon, but had skidded off the runaway last Saturday.

Source: CNBC

Luckily, no one was injured or killed in the landing. CNN Türk’s broadcast showed dramatic images of the plane hanging off a cliff just metres away from the Black Sea with the wheels stuck in mud.

Source: Daily Mirror

Fatma Gordu, one of the passengers on board had claimed that there was panic during the landing incident. “We swerved all of a sudden,” she said. “The front of the plane crashed and the back was in the air. Everyone panicked.”

Source: Yahoo

The airline had confirm in a statement that there were no injuries among the 162 passengers that were onboard the plane, including the two pilots and four cabin crew after the evacuation.

Source: NDTV

Trabzon governor’s office said the cause for the incident was not known and an investigation is underway.

Source: Sky News

The airport shut down for hours after the incident, and reopened on Sunday.