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Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by ikorodureporta: 5:41am On Feb 06
Turkey plane: Three dead, 179 hurt as jet skids off runway in Istanbul

A passenger plane landing at an airport in Istanbul has skidded off the runway and broken into three parts, killing three people and injuring 179 others, officials say.

The Pegasus Airlines jet was carrying 177 passengers and six crew members from Izmir province in the west when it crashed at Sabiha Gokcen airport.

The Boeing 737 was trying to land in heavy tailwinds and rain.

The airport was closed and flights diverted after the accident.

The majority of people on board were Turkish, but local media quoted the airline's records as saying there were 22 foreign passengers from 12 other countries. A small number of children are believed to have been on board.

Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said: "Unfortunately, the Pegasus Airlines plane couldn't hold on the runway due to poor weather conditions and skidded for around 50-60m [164-196ft]."

He said the plane then fell between 30 and 40 metres off the end of the runway.

The airport has since reopened, while prosecutors have opened an investigation into the crash

Video footage showed passengers climbing through one of the large cracks to escape via one of the wings, and dozens of rescuers working around the jet.

Other footage on social media showed a blaze inside the aircraft, which was later put out by firefighters.

Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan said authorities had not yet been able to speak to the pilots, a Turkish national and a South Korean, who were believed to have been injured in the accident.

The low-cost Pegasus Airlines has a fleet of 83 aircraft - 47 Boeings and 36 Airbus planes - and has been flying for 20 years.

A Pegasus Boeing 737 coming in from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates skidded off the runway at the same airport on 7 January. There were no casualties but the airport had to be temporarily closed.

And a Pegasus Boeing 737 also skidded off the runway at Trabzon airport in January 2018, plunging down the side of a cliff overlooking the sea. There were no Casualties.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51384667?


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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by ikorodureporta: 5:59am On Feb 06
shocked

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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by GOFRONT(m): 6:42am On Feb 06
Chaiiii......

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Village people Why??

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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by cole19(m): 7:07am On Feb 06
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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by Wealthyonos(m): 9:56am On Feb 06
God of Mercy

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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by Bear007: 10:03am On Feb 06
Heal the world...

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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by Houseofglam7(f): 10:03am On Feb 06
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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by Discombulator: 10:03am On Feb 06
The COMMUTER reloaded
Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by oxygenlove(m): 10:03am On Feb 06
ACCIDENT SHALL NEVER BE MY PORTION THIS YEAR AND FOREVER

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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by Mistaicey2288(m): 10:03am On Feb 06
Hmmm
Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by beewhy009(m): 10:03am On Feb 06
Turkey plane or Turkish plane?


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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by Emmynation(m): 10:04am On Feb 06
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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by koyeni(m): 10:04am On Feb 06
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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by princemillla(m): 10:04am On Feb 06
God is wonderful !!!! The survivors should consider themselves lucky

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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by Realtalk20: 10:05am On Feb 06
What the hell
Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by Roon9(m): 10:06am On Feb 06
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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by Discombulator: 10:06am On Feb 06
This things are made out of recycles, their break up isn't pretty.

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Re: Turkey Plane Splits Into 3 Parts After Skidding Off Runway, Kills 3, Injures 179 by JOOHEL: 10:07am On Feb 06
I have the audio

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