Plane skids off Turkish runway on Black Sea coast, passengers unhurt

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Photograph from image posted on Facebook by Live from the Flight Deck / @golfcharlie232

ISTANBUL – A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and ended up halfway down a steep slope into the Black Sea, but no passengers or crew were hurt, Turkish media reported on Sunday.

The incident happened Saturday night at Trabzon airport in northeast Turkey.

Pictures from the site showed the plane’s nose close to the water’s edge.

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Aircraft’s Engine No. 2 (starboard, right side facing front) goes into the drink. Photograph from image posted on Facebook by Live from the Flight Deck / @golfcharlie232

Pegasus Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, flying from Ankara to Trabzon, “had a runway excursion incident” as it landed but the 162 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew were unhurt.