Turkey plane skids off runway down coastal cliff

  • 15/01/2018

A Pegasus Airlines flight has skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and ended up halfway down a steep slope into the Black Sea, but no passengers or crew were hurt, Turkish media reports.

The incident happened on Saturday night at Trabzon airport in northeast Turkey.

The plane's nose came to a rest close to the water's edge.

Pegasus Airlines said in a statement the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, flying from Ankara to Trabzon, "had a runway excursion incident" as it landed but the 162 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew were unhurt.