World Plane skids off Istanbul runway, breaks into pieces; 21 hurt
Iranian passenger plane slides off runway into highway, passengers safe
Iranian passenger plane slides off runway into highway, passengers safe"The Caspian Airlines Boeing Flight No. 6936 with 135 passengers had left Tehran for Mahshahr on early Monday morning. It ran out of runway when landing at Mahshahr airport with no casualties," state news agency IRNA reported.
ANKARA, Istanbul (AP) — Istanbul governor raises injury toll to 52 after plane skids on Istanbul runway, breaks into pieces.
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A plane skidded off the runway Wednesday at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport, crashing into a field and breaking into pieces. At least 21 people were injured, and passengers were seen evacuating through cracks in the plane.
Television footage showed serious damage to the plane, with the fuselage appearing to be broken into three pieces. NTV television reported the plane caught fire after skidding but said the blaze had been extinguished.
The airport was shut down and flights were being diverted to Istanbul's main airport.
Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said at least 21 people were injured in the accident and have been hospitalized. His office said the 177 people on board included six crew members.
Flights resume at Istanbul airport after plane crash kills 3
Flights resumed Thursday at an Istanbul airport after a Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, killing three people and injuring dozens. Sabiha Gokcen Airport restarted operations around 4 a.m. (0100 GMT) though delays and cancellations continued. (Pictured) Rescuers work to extract passengers from the crash of a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 airplane, in Istanbul on Feb. 5.
Live television footage showed dozens of rescue crew members working around the flood-lit fuselage, including the cockpit which had flipped over.
The plane, belonging to the low-cost airline Pegasus, arrived from the city of Izmir, private NTV television reported. The Transportation Ministry said 177 people were on board and there had been no deaths in what it called a “rough landing.”
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.
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A couple from Port Orange are dead after a small plane crashed into a front yard in Bartow on Thursday, deputies say. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Polk County Fire Rescue responded to the scene on Weston Road around noon. Sign up for our Newsletters A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office confirms two people are dead. Those two individuals were in the aircraft. No one on the ground was hurt. The two people who died were a married couple inside the plane. The sheriff’s office has identified them as 73-year-old Bonnie Powell and 76-year-old Dennis Powell, of Port OrangeThe crash happened close to Bartow Executive Airport.
Plane split into three pieces after runway crash in Turkey
Aftermath of plane that skidded off runway and burst into flames Plane skids off the runway, breaks into two and bursts into flames as injured passengers and the ...