3 killed, 179 injured in hard landing of plane in Turkey

As a result of the hard landing conducted by a plane of the Pegasus airline in Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, three people died and 179 others were injured.
Thursday, 06 February 2020 09:02

The aircraft belonging to Pegasus airline, en route from Izmir to Istanbul, overran the runway during landing in Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen airport. The aircraft broke into three parts, killing at least three people and injuring 179 others, as announced by the Health Minister.

"The plane could not hold on the runway due to poor weather conditions and skid for around 50-60 meters", the Istanbul Governor said after the incident.

It was also reported that two pilots of the plane were taken out of the place where they were stuck and sent to the hospital, and the health conditions of the pilots were serious.

Turkish Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan previously said that no one was killed in the incident, and it was also reported that 139 people sustained injuries.