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Plane Left Teetering On Cliff In Turkey

14 January 2018, 05:11 | Erica Roy

A passenger jet carrying 162 people came within metres of plunging into the sea after it skidded off a icy runway as it landed at a Turkish airport

A passenger jet carrying 162 people came within metres of plunging into the sea after it skidded off a icy runway as it landed at a Turkish airport

All 162 passengers and crew on board miraculously escaped uninjured.

A passenger plane skidded off a runway and down the side of a cliff at an airport in northern Turkey.

Yucel Yavuz said Sunday that investigators were trying to determine why the plane had left the runway and that the airport would be closed until 8:00 a.m. (0500 GMT; 12 a.m. EST). No passengers or crew were hurt, Turkish media reported on Sunday.

Dramatic images from CNN Turk broadcaster showed the plane dangerously hanging off a cliff several meters (feet) from the Black Sea, its wheels stuck in mud.


The private carrier Pegasus Airlines' Boeing 737-800 departed from Ankara late on January 13.

Please see the images From the helicopter with the final position of Fly Pegasus B737-800 (TC-CPF) flight #PC8622 below.

There are reports the incident couldn't been caused by a bird strike.

Passenger Yuksel Gordu told Turkey's official Anadolu news agency that words weren't enough to describe their fear. The front was down while the plane's rear was up.



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