Passenger jet slides off track at Trabzon worldwide airport

Passenger jet slides off track at Trabzon worldwide airport

Passenger jet slides off track at Trabzon worldwide airport

Panic broke out on a passenger jet when it skidded off the runway at a Turkish airport and plunged down the side of a cliff overlooking the sea. The plane, belonging to private low-priced carrier Pegasus, had arrived from the capital Ankara.

Anadolu showed footage of the efforts to rescue the plane, which became stuck in mud just metres away from the sea.

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Pegasus Airlines confirmed in a statement Sunday there were no injuries among the 162 passengers onboard as well as two pilots and four cabin crew after they were evacuated.

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.

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The airport was temporarily shut down until Sunday morning as firefighters cooled down the plane and authorities investigated the accident, whose cause remains unclear.

The airport, situated in the Turkish province of the same name, was closed for several hours afterwards but has since reopened.

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