Turkish passenger plane skids down cliff during landing, stopping metres away from sea

  • 15 Jan 2018

ANKARA (AFP) - A passenger plane late on Saturday (Jan 13) skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed. The Pegasus Airlines flight had taken off smoothly from the capital Ankara and landed in Trabzon, but skidded off the runway in the northern airport. Pegasus Airlines confirmed in a statement on Sunday (Jan 14) there were no injuries among the 162 passengers onboard as well as two pilots and four cabin crew after they were evacuated. One of the passengers, Ms Fatma Gordu, said panic erupted onboard during the landing.