On January 13, passengers on a Pegasus Airways flight grew to become terrified for his or her lives when their aircraft skidded off a runway on the Trabzon Airport in Turkey.
“We swerved all the sudden,” said Fatma Gordu, one of many passengers. “The entrance of the aircraft crashed and the again was within the air. Everybody panicked.” The Boeing 737-800 plane had been within the technique of touchdown on the runway, which had been slick with rain, when it reportedly had problem slowing down.
That is when the aircraft left the runway, falling down a steep slope and stopping with its nostril mere ft away from the Black Sea.
Extremely, not one of the 162 passengers, 4 cabin crew members, and two pilots had been injured within the ordeal. “It is a miracle we escaped,” said Yuskel Gordu, one other passenger. “We may have burned, exploded, flown into the ocean.”
One of many engines, nonetheless, did find yourself within the sea.
The Trabzon Airport needed to be closed in a single day, with flights resuming the subsequent day. Take a look at footage of the incident beneath.
What a aid that everybody made it out safely! In keeping with Governor Yucel Yavuz of Trabzon, the prosecutor’s workplace has begun an investigation into the matter.