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Plane skids off runway at Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul, breaks into two after landing

 

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A passenger plane skidded off the runway and broke into two after landing at an airport in Istanbul Wednesday, Turkish media reported. The Pegasus Airlines plane was arriving at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen airport from the Aegean city of Izmir in very wet weather, NTV broadcaster reported, showing images of the damaged plane and a fire inside.
 
A passenger plane flying into Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport overran the runway and crashed on Wednesday, Turkish media outlets reported on Wednesday.
 
 
Television footage shows serious damage to the fuselage with passengers being evacuated through the cracks.
 
The plane belonging to Pegagus airlines, arrived from the city of Izmir, private NTV television reported.
 
NTV television said the plane skidded off the runway and crashed into a road.
 
The fuselage appears to have broken into three peaces.
 

 

 

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