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.
Some of the flight’s 162 passengers and six crew members called the incident a “miracle” because no one was hurt. All were safely evacuated from the plane without any injuries.
“It’s a miracle we escaped. We could have burned, exploded, flown into the sea,” passenger Yuksel Gordu told the Anadolu news agency. “Thank God for this. I feel like I’m going crazy when I think about it.”
Flight PC8622 was landing at Trabzon Airport on Saturday night from Ankara, Turkey’s capital, when it ran off the runway.
“We swerved all of a sudden,” Fatma Gordu, another passenger, told the privately owned Dogan news agency. “”The front of the plane crashed and the back was in the air. Everyone panicked.”