Passenger plane skids off runway and gets stuck on cliff edge in Turkey


A passenger plane skidded off the runway and was left stuck precariously on the side of a cliff after landing in northern Turkey.

All 162 passengers and crew on board the Pegasus Airlines' Boeing 737-800 miraculously escaped injury and were safely evacuated early on Sunday morning following the incident at Trabzon Airport, located in the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey.
Photographs from the scene showed the plane, which departed from the Turkish capital of Ankara on Saturday evening, stuck in the frozen mud.
“We’ve taken all necessary measures,” he told Turkish media. “We will reopen the airport to airport traffic as soon as possible.”
Pegasus Airlines said in a statement they were “sorry to report” that Flight PC 8622 “had a runway excursion incident during landing”.
TRABZON, TURKEY
Emergency service crews at the scene  CREDIT: ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY
“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,” the statement said.
Trabzon Airport
Trucks try to pull back the stuck aircraft at Trabzon Airport CREDIT: ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY
Turkish Airlines said two inbound flights to Trabzon and a scheduled flight from the city to Istanbul were cancelled as a result of the incident.