Aviation

Plane goes for a slide off the runway

Planes often fly, but sometimes they just feel like going for a wander.

This was made pretty clear this week in Turkey, as a passenger plane attempting to land in the northeast coastal city of Trabzon skid off the runway landing just metres from the Black Sea.

No passengers or crew members were injured in the incident, which left the Pegasus Airline plane hanging on an angle a steep slope over the sea.

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Speaking to news agency Anadolu, passenger Yuksel Gordu said, “It’s a miracle we escaped,” he said.

“We could have burned, exploded, flown into the sea.”

“Thank God for this,” he added.

“I feel like I’m going crazy when I think about it.”

Another passenger, Fatma Gordu, told the news agency Dogan that there had been a loud sound after touching down, according to The New York Times.

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“We swerved all of a sudden,” she said. “The front of the plane crashed and the back was in the air. Everyone panicked.”

The low-cost Turkish carrier said in a statement that the pilots were faced with a “had a runway excursion incident” as it tried to land.

The engine of the plane can be seen in the water having fallen off and rolled down the hill.

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