• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Several Injured After Plane Skids Off Runway in Turkey

By sloppyperfectionist from Austria - Pegasus Airlines Airbus A320neo TC-NBR, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82063586

At least 52 people have been injured after a plane skidded off the runway at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport on Wednesday.

The plane was carrying 171 passengers and six crew members.

Video from the site shows the plane broken apart and flames on part of the aircraft.

As a result of the incident, flights had to be diverted to other airports.

At the time of the incident, there was heavy rain reported in the area.

The plane was owned by Pegasus Airlines. Pegasus Airlines is a Turkish low-cost airline headquartered in the Kurtköy area of Pendik, Istanbul with bases at several Turkish airports.

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is one of two international airports serving Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey.


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