Horrific: Passenger Jet Skids Off Runway In Turkey


Turkey: A passenger plane with 168 people onboard skidded off the runway on Saturday night at Trabzon Airport.

The aircraft slid down the edge of a cliff and stopped just short of plunging into the Black Sea. According to the local media reports, no passengers or crew members on the Pegasus Airlines flight were seriously injured.

All 162 passengers and six crew members were evacuated while work was underway on Sunday to remove the Boeing 737-800 from the site.

Trabzon Governor Yucel Yavuz confirmed that all 168 people on board were evacuated safely. Yavuz said the cause of the accident was not yet known.

The plane, belonging to private low-cost carrier Pegasus, had arrived from the capital Ankara. The airport was closed to all flights up until 8 am on Sunday morning.