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Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

14 January 2018

The plane touched the runway but then veered to the left, nosediving down the cliff before getting stuck in mud a few feet away from the sea.

A passenger jet slid off the runway and became stuck in mud after landing at an worldwide airport in Turkey's Black Sea province of Trabzon late Saturday.

The Pegasus Airline's Boeing 737 was flying from the Turkish capital Ankara to Trabzon Airport. No one was injured or killed in the landing, reports said.

Pegasus Airlines confirmed in a statement Sunday there were no injuries among the 162 passengers onboard as well as two pilots and four cabin crew after they were evacuated.

"We tilted to the side". Mr Yavuz said the cause of the accident was not yet known and the airport closed until 08:00 am local (05:00 GMT). "There was panic, people shouting, screaming", passenger Fatma Gordu was quoted as saying.

State-run Anadolu news agency said there was panic on board as the plane went out of control.

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey