At least 3 people have died after a plane skidded off the runway in Turkey, split into 3 parts, and left almost nobody unhurt
At least three people are dead after a Pegasus Airlines plane crashed and broke apart on the runway in Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday. The plane, flight PC 2193, was carrying passengers from Izmir, Turkey, to Istanbul. It split into three pieces and briefly caught on fire. 179 of the 183 on board were injured. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
At least three people are dead after an airplane skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Subiha Gökçen airport on Wednesday, the airline confirmed. Pegasus Airlines flight PC 2193, from Izmir to Istanbul, had 183 people on board when it skidded off the runway at its destination and split into three pieces, the Associated Press reported. The airline confirmed the three deaths in an update early Thursday local time. 179 people had previously been confirmed injured, meaning that almost nobody on board the flight was unscathed. The statement said that injured passengers are being treated in hospital. The airline said it "shares in the profound sorrow of all the people affected by this tragic accident." According to Insider, Turkey's transportation minister, Mehmet Cahit Turhan said the accident was down to a "rough landing." Sabiha Gökçen airport was shut down after the crash and all other flights were rerouted to Istanbul's main airport. Footage from the crash captured by Turkish television station NTV showed that several sections of the Boeing 737-800 plane had broken off. The fuselage caught fire briefly before being put out. Last month, another Pegasus flight skidded off the runway and in 2018 another flight skidded down the runway and a cliff, NPR reported. SEE ALSO: A passenger plane skidded off the runway and broke into pieces in Turkey, killing one and injuring 157 Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's why in-flight WiFi is so slow and expensive
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A passenger plane skidded off the runway and broke into pieces in Turkey, killing three and injuring 179
A plane skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport on Wednesday. Three people on...A plane skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport on Wednesday. Three people on board were killed and 179 were injured. There were 183 passengers and crew on board, Turkey's health minister said. Images posted online appeared to show that the plane broke into at least three pieces. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A plane flown by the Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport on Wednesday, crashing into a road and breaking into pieces, Turkish media reported. Three people were killed and 179 were hurt, according to the Turkish health minister. There were 183 people on board, including six crew members. The transportation minister, Mehmet Cahit Turhan, said the accident, which occurred at about 6:30 p.m. local time, was the result of a "rough landing," according to The Associated Press Footage posted online by the Turkish TV station NTV showed heavy damage to the plane's fuselage, with the front portion of the plane — including the cockpit and several rows of seats — appearing to have broken away from the rest of the plane. A second section, closer to the tail, appeared to have broken off as well. Passenger evacuation slides could be seen. Other footage showed rescue workers surrounding the plane. The station reported that the plane caught fire after it skidded but was quickly extinguished. NTV reported that the plane arrived from the Turkish city of Izmir. The Sabiha Gokcen airport was shut down following the incident, with inbound flights diverting to Istanbul's main airport instead. Initial data showed that the plane involved was a Boeing 737-800 operating as Pegasus Airlines Flight 2193. A thunderstorm passing by the airport at the time brought gusty winds to the area, the Flight Safety Foundation said. On January 7, another Pegasus plane skidded off a runway at the same airport. No one was injured in that incident, the AP reported. In a statement, the airline confirmed that it was involved in the Wednesday incident: "Pegasus Airlines is deeply saddened to confirm that following the accident on 5 February 2020 involving Pegasus Airlines flight PC 2193, on a TC-IZK registered Pegasus Airlines aircraft, flying from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, there have now been three fatalities, as confirmed by official sources.Pegasus Airlines shares in the profound sorrow of all the people affected by this tragic accident. Above all, we would like to express our profound sympathy and heartfelt condolences to those families and friends who have lost loved ones and extend our thoughts to them at this difficult time. Our injured passengers continue to be treated in hospital and we wish them all a swift recovery. "We are deploying every resource to support those affected by this accident. Pegasus Airlines' priority is to support the relatives and friends who have lost loved ones, and we will be doing everything we can to help them in the aftermath of this tragic event, as well as doing our utmost to provide our full support in meeting the needs in hospital of our injured passengers."SEE ALSO: Here's what United, American, and other airlines are doing to protect against coronavirus Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why Lamborghini's new hybrid is bad for the environment
A Pegasus Airlines plane has slid off the runway at Sabiha Gökçen airport in Istanbul. Footage...A Pegasus Airlines plane has slid off the runway at Sabiha Gökçen airport in Istanbul. Footage shows the aircraft in a ditch, with the front part snapped and facing away from the rest of the body. No casualties have been reported so far Continue reading...
Turkish officials say one person has died and over 150 people have been injured The Pegasus...Turkish officials say one person has died and over 150 people have been injured The Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen airport skidded off the end of the wet runway and broke into three pieces killing one person and injuring 157 others.Fahrettin Koca, the health minister, told reporters that one person had died in hospital after the accident but that none of the other wounded were in critical condition. Continue reading...