Panic as passenger jet skids off runway in Turkey

Sunday, 14 January 2018 - 17:10

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Panic broke out on a passenger jet when it skidded off the runway at a Turkish airport and plunged down the side of a cliff overlooking the sea.

The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 with 162 passengers and six crew had flown from Ankara and just landed at Trabzon on the Black Sea coast.

Everyone on board was evacuated safely, provincial governor Yucel Yavuz said. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the accident is being investigated, officials said.



Pegasus Airlines aircraft pictured after it skidded off the runway at Trabzon airport by the Black Sea, Turkey, January 14, 2018