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World Plane skids off Istanbul runway, breaks into pieces injuring dozens

21:20  05 february  2020
21:20  05 february  2020 Source:   france24.com

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A passenger plane skidded off the runway after landing at Istanbul ’s Sabiha Gokcen airport on Wednesday, breaking into three pieces , killing three people and injuring dozens of others, the authorities said. At least 157 people were hospitalized, Fahrettin Koca, the minister of health, told

The plane appeared to break into pieces after it skidded off the runway . One person was killed, and 157 were injured . 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

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A plane skidded off the runway Wednesday as it tried to land in Istanbul, crashing into a field and breaking into pieces. Authorities said at least 52 people were injured, and passengers were seen evacuating through the cracks in the plane.

Television footage showed serious damage to the plane, with the fuselage appearing to be broken into three pieces at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport. NTV television reported the plane, which belonged to the low-cost airline Pegasus, arrived from the city of Izmir. NTV said it caught fire after skidding but said the blaze had been extinguished.

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A plane skidded off the runway Wednesday as it tried to land in Istanbul , crashing into a field and breaking into pieces , killing one person and injuring 157 others, according to A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 plane after it skidded off the runway at Istanbul 's Sabiha Gokcen airport Feb. 5, 2020.

A plane skidded off the runway as it tried to land in Istanbul , crashing into a field and breaking into pieces . Dozens were injured in the crash, and passengers had to evacuate through cracks in the smashed plane . The low-cost Pegasus Airlines plane with 183 passengers and crew on board was

The airport was shut down and flights were being diverted to Istanbul's main airport.

Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said at least 52 people were injured in the accident and have been hospitalised. His office said the plane was carrying 177 people, including six crew members.

Live television footage showed dozens of rescue crew members working around the flood-lit fuselage, including around the cockpit, which had flipped over.

The Transportation Ministry said there had been no deaths in what it called a “rough landing.”

  Plane skids off Istanbul runway, breaks into pieces injuring dozens © Muhammed DEMIR / AFP

"According to the information we have, there was a rough landing. The accident occurred after (the plane) could not decelerate and rammed into a field from the end of the runway," state-run Anadolu Agency quoted Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turan as saying.

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One person is dead and 157 people injured after a plane skidded off a runway in Istanbul and broke apart, the Turkish health minister said. Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said the plane failed to ‘hold onto the runway ’ and skidded some 50-60 metres before crashing into a ditch from a height of some

An airplane skidded off the runway and broke apart while landing at Istanbul 's Sabiha Gokcen airport, according to CNN Turk. The Pegasus Airlines plane was carrying 177 people and six crew members, many of whom were injured , according to the Turkish Transportation Ministry.

He added that authorities have had “no contact” yet with the pilots.

According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, the plane is a Boeing 737.

The accident comes a month after another Pegasus plane skidded off the runway in Istanbul at the same airport. There were no deaths or injuries in that incident on Jan. 7.

It is rare for a fuselage to split open while pieces remain largely intact. Planes are designed to absorb impact forces in the bottom of the fuselage to improve the chances that passengers in the cabin above will survive.

In 2013, the tail of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 broke off after the jet hit a seawall during approach to San Francisco International Airport. Three people died, 49 were seriously injured and scores more suffered minor injuries, according to the U.S. accident report.

That same year, a Lion Air Boeing 737 split in two after landing in shallow water short of the runway in Bali, Indonesia. All 101 passengers and seven crew members survived.

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