Plane skids off runway and dangles over a cliff

Plane skids off runway

Plane skids off runway and dangles over a cliff

A passenger plane skidded off a runway and down the side of a cliff at an airport in northern Turkey.

The incident happened on Saturday night at Trabzon airport in north-east Turkey.

Pegasus Airlines confirmed in a statement on Sunday (Jan 14) there were no injuries among the 162 passengers onboard as well as two pilots and four cabin crew after they were evacuated.

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The Pegasus Airline Boeing 737 was flying from the Turkish capital Ankara to Trabzon Airport when it ended up careering off the runway on Sunday.

Footage posted on social media showed panicked passengers being evacuated from the aircraft and another clip appeared to show one of the plane's engines in the water.

"We stayed inside the plane for at least 20 minutes waiting for someone to help us", an unnamed passenger told English-language Turkish publication Daily Sabbah.

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Trabzon Governor Yucel Yavuz said a crisis desk had been set up after the accident.

Yavus said the airport had been closed overnight to launch an investigation. No one was injured or killed in the landing, reports said.

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