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Plane skids off runway in northern Turkey

Plane skids off runway in northern Turkey

A passenger jet slid off the runway and became stuck in mud after landing at an global airport in the Black Sea province of Trabzon late Saturday, state-run news agency Anadolu reported.

Authorities said they did not know what caused the incident involving the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, which was traveling from Ankara to Trabzon, the AP reported.

Images from the scene show the aircraft departed the left side of the runway and travelled part of the way down a steep coastal slope, coming to rest a short distance from the sea.

Other images from Dogan news agency showed smoke emanating from the trapped plane.

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Yucel Yavuz said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated and safe early Sunday.

Yavus said the airport had been closed overnight to launch an investigation.

One of the passengers, Fatma Gordu, panic erupted onboard during the landing.

Flight PC8622's wheels became stuck in icy mud as it landed at Trabzon Airport.

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