Pegasus aircraft skids off runway in Trabzon, Turkey

The Boeing 737-800 of the low cost airline carried 168 people on board, 3 of them suffered minor injuries.

A Boeing 737-800 plane and TC-CPF registration, belonging to Pegasus Airlines, was carrying out the PC-8622 Flight between the cities of Ankara and Trabzon, in Turkey, on the night of yesterday, when it suffered an accident when landing.

The aircraft took off at 10:10 pm local time from Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB), bound for Trabzon Airport (TZX), located in the city of the same name in the northeast of the country.

Pegasus’s plane landed normally on runway 11 of Trabzon at 23:26 local time (20:26 universal time) at 143 knots above the ground, but later turned to the left of the runway, descending a slope and stopping at a soft ground a few meters from the sea, about 60 meters before the end of the runway and 60 meters to the left of the edge of it.

The aircraft suffered substantial damage and the occupants disembarked safely.

Some 168 people were on board (162 passengers, 2 pilots and 4 crew members), and only 3 injured were registered and they were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Pegasus aircraft runs off runway, Trabzon

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