Plane Left Teetering On Cliff In Turkey


A Boeing 737 for Pegasus Airways skidded off the runway of Trabzon Airport and dangled precariously over a cliff that fell into the Black Sea.

Images show the aircraft on its belly and at an acute angle just above the water. The mud stopped the craft from plummeting into the Black Sea.

According to The Associated Press, no one was hurt in the incident, and everyone on board was evacuated safely.

Turkey Plane Cliff
The aircraft slipped and ended up on the muddy wall lining the runway

Pegasus said in a statement the aircraft had been successfully evacuated and no injuries were reported.

The airport, situated in the Turkish province of the same name, was closed for several hours afterwards but has since reopened. "We could have burned, exploded, flown into the sea", Gordu said. "I feel like I'm going insane when I think about it".

"We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane's rear was up. There was panic; people shouting, screaming", she told state-run news agency Anadolu. The prosecutor's office launched an investigation.

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