Published: Sunday 14 January, 2018

LOOK Turkish Plane w/ 168 on Board Skids Off Runway & Slides Down Cliff

A passenger plane nearly fell off a cliff in Turkey. The Pegasus Airlines plane skidded off the runway in Trabzon, Turkey and fell halfway down a cliff stopping meters from the sea. The accident is still under investigation.

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The Turkish airliner clinging onto the cliff after skidding off the runway. ( Stringer/Ihlas News Agency/AFP)

Dramatic pictures showing the Turkish airline plane clinging down a cliff have no gone viral. Fortunately, the plane’s wheels got stuck in the mud othererwise it would have gone down the cliff and into the Black Sea below.

According to CNN, all 168 people on board (162 passengers and 6 crew) are safe although many were shaken by the accident. A woman interviewed by a local news agency said panic erupted inside the plane seconds after landing as it skidded onto the cliff.

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“We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane’s rear was up. There was panic; people shouting, screaming,” Fatma Gordu told state-run news agency Anadolu.

Source(s) :

AFP, Mirror