Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Plane skids off runway in northern Turkey; no injuries

Plane skids off runway in northern Turkey; no injuries

Dramatic images from CNN Turk broadcaster showed the plane dangerously hanging off a cliff several metres (feet) from the Black Sea, its wheels stuck in mud.

A passenger jet slid off the runway and became stuck in mud after landing at an global airport in Turkey's Black Sea province of Trabzon late Saturday.

The private flight departed from Ankara, Turkey's capital, on Saturday evening.

A Pegasus Airlines aircraft is pictured after it skidded off the runway at Trabzon airport by the Black Sea in Trabzon, Turkey, January 14, 2018.

An airplane has skidded off the runway after landing in the Turkish province of Trabzon, causing panic among the passengers.

My actual nightmare. Credit AAP
My actual nightmare. Credit AAP

Everyone on board was evacuated safely, provincial governor Yucel Yavuz said.

"We stayed inside the plane for at least 20 minutes waiting for someone to help us", said one of the passengers.

State-run Anadolu news agency said there was panic on board as the plane went out of control.

Rescue teams were quickly on the scene and the airport has already reopened.

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