By Euro Weekly News Media • 14 January 2018 • 12:45
DANGLING: The plane teeters on a cliff edge above the Black Sea after a 'Runway Excursion Incident'
A PASSENGER jet has been left dangling precariously on a muddy cliff face above the Black Sea after overrunning the runway at an airport in Turkey.
Amazingly all 162 passengers and crew on board the aircraft were evacuated safely and no-one was reported injured said the Governor of Trabzon Yucel Yavuz.
The Pegasus Airline flight PC8622, operated by a Boeing 737-800, was flying from Ankara to Trabzon Airport in the north of the country.
Pegasus is a leading low-cost airline in Turkey.
It was raining and the runway was wet during the landing. The aircraft had trouble slowing down on the runway.
Video shows one of the engines in the sea below the aircraft.
The airport was closed for several hours but has since reopened.
In a press statement Pegasus Airlines said, “We’re sorry to report that the Boeing 737-800 type TC-CPF registered aircraft of Pegasus Airlines Flight Number PC 8622 Ankara-Trabzon flight scheduled at 18:25 UTC tonight, had a Runway Excursion Incident during landing at Trabzon Airport (13 January 2018). All 162 passengers, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew have been disembarked safely from the aircraft. There has been no loss of life or injury to anyone on-board.”
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