Plane skids off runway on Black Sea coast in Turkey

Leslie Hanson
January 14, 2018

All the people on board survived the incident. Pictures from the site showed the plane's nose close to the water's edge.

The Pegasus Airlines jet narrowly avoided plunging into the sea after it came to a stop on a mud bank while landing at Trabzon Airport on the Black Sea coast.

The incident occurred during the landing of the Boeing 737-800 operated by Pegasus.

Shocking footage from inside the plane just moments after the crash shows passengers evacuating as women and children are heard crying out in fear. "There was panic; people shouting, screaming", she said. No passengers or crew were hurt, Turkish media reported on Sunday.

All of the 168 people on board of the aircraft were able to safely evacuate the aircraft, according to the flight operator, low-priced carrier Pegasus Airlines. "There has been no loss of life or injury to anyone on-board", the company added.

The local governor, Yucel Yavuz, said an investigation had been launched into the accident.

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