A Pegasus Airlines airplane skidded off the runway of Trabzon Airport and stopped before hitting the Black Sea. The aircraft with 162 passengers onboard ended up halfway down the cliff and with its nose staring down at the Black Sea.
Pegasus Airlines said in a statement, “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), Some 162 passengers, two pilots and four members of the cabin crew on board were evacuated. There are no casualties or injuries”.
One of the passengers aboard during the accident, Fatma Gördü, said the incident occurred after the plane landed.
“We landed on the track and then taxied a little on the runway. But then there was a huge noise, we started shaking. We got pushed to the side; the plane’s nose was facing down, and the back was facing up. The passengers panicked a lot,” she said.