Turkey: Passenger plane slips from runway and Crash into three pieces

Turkey: Passenger plane slips from runway and Crash into three pieces

Posted on Feb 6, 2020

The plane carrying 177 at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey, fell unconscious by the runway, causing it to fire and the Plane fell into three pieces.

According to foreign news agency AFP, Turkish authorities said no passenger was killed in the crash, but dozens of people were injured.

The Boeing 737 aircraft was owned by Turkey's Pegasus Airlines, which was departing from Istanbul's coastal city of Egan, according to a report by Turkish broadcasting agency NTV.

The plane apparently crashed and caused heavy rain.

Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said in a statement on Twitter that no one was killed in the accident, but 52 people were injured and were taken to hospital.

Turkish media said two plane pilots, one from Turkey and another from South Korea, were seriously injured in the crash.

Private television channel NTV broadcast images of the severely damaged aircraft and the flames it burned, the fire was later controlled by firefighters.

The Istanbul governor said the plane had 171 passengers and 6 crew members aboard.

Turkish media said the passengers included 12 children.

After the accident, some passengers managed to get out of their plane, while others were evacuated by rescue crews.

Istanbul's public prosecutor has launched an investigation into the crash


Mian Tajamul

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