Turkish passenger plane skids off runway metres away from sea

Turkish passenger plane skids off runway metres away from sea

The plane, belonging to private carrier Pegasus, had arrived from the capital Ankara.

A passage plane which belongs to Turkey's Pegasus Airlines skidded off the runway of Trabzon airport Saturday and ended up halfway down a steep slope into the Black Sea, Turkish media reported on Sunday.

Dramatic images from CNN Turk broadcaster showed the plane dangerously hanging off a cliff several metres (feet) from the Black Sea, its wheels stuck in mud.

All 162 passengers and crew, who were on board the aircraft when it overshot the runway on Sunday, were evacuated safely by emergency services.

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One of the passengers, Fatma Gordu, told Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu the crash sparked panic on board the flight.

Yavus said the airport had been closed overnight to launch an investigation.

Passengers panicked. "We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane's rear was up".

Rescue teams were quickly on the scene and the airport has already reopened.

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