Aircraft overturned on landing in Istanbul: One dead and 157 injured

A Boeing 737 aircraft that should land in Istanbul on Wednesday, is run by the runway and overturned. the Footage shows the plane broken in three parts, and t

Aircraft overturned on landing in Istanbul: One dead and 157 injured

A Boeing 737 aircraft that should land in Istanbul on Wednesday, is run by the runway and overturned. the Footage shows the plane broken in three parts, and t

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
06 February 2020 Thursday 09:00
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Aircraft overturned on landing in Istanbul: One dead and 157 injured

A Boeing 737 aircraft that should land in Istanbul on Wednesday, is run by the runway and overturned.

the Footage shows the plane broken in three parts, and the nose of the aircraft has been completely destroyed, writes the newspaper Hurriyet.

the Passengers have been evacuated through the one wing and through the fissures in the flyvraget. Many of them came out of the aircraft under its own power.

157 persons have been injured in the accident and brought to the 18 different hospitals, says the governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya to the media Ülke TV.

One is dead, recounts Nyhedsbureaet AFP

He says that the injured are brought to hospitals in Istanbul.

Turkish media says that the two pilots of a turk and a sydkoreaner - was seriously injured.

There were 12 children among the passengers.

Turkey's transport minister, Mehmet Cahit Turhan, informs, that no one perished in the air disaster.

- Some passengers were injured, said the minister.

According to him broke an engine under one wing in the fire by accident.

A large number of firefighters are sent out to the destroyed aircraft, and early Wednesday evening is the fire under control, reports Turkish media.

All the crew members got hurt. Photo credit: AA/ABACA/Ritzau Scanpix
the Airport, which is located on the asian side of Istanbul, has been closed because of the accident.

Istanbul airport is on the european side of the metropolis, which is shared by the Bosphorus.

Indenrigsflyet from Pegasus Airlines came from the vesttyrkiske city of Izmir in a heavy rain, reports NTV, which has shown footage of the plane, where there was a fire.

There were 177 on board the aircraft. It reports the private tv station NTV, according to CNNTurk.

the Accident must be caused by a hard landing on the wet runway.

In January, swung to a second aircraft from Pegasus out on the runway in the same airport. It was a plane that came from The United Arab Emirates. All 164 passengers were evacuated without any com something to.

Pegasus has existed as an airline for 20 years and has a fleet of 83 aircraft, including 47 Boeing - 36 Airbus aircraft.

Updated: 06.02.2020 09:00
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