By: Steve Dellar | 01-14-2018 | News
Photo credit: @airlivenet | Twitter

Video – Passenger Jet Misses Runway, Stops Meters Before Sea

The 168 passengers of a Turkish Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 that flew from Ankara to Trabzon on the Black Sea coast had the scariest moment of their life yesterday evening when the pilot missed his landing completely, leaving the jet skidding off the runway, and down the side of a cliff. In the end, the plane stopped just meters before it would have gone into the sea.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A Boeing 737 (TC-CPF) operated by Pegasus has been damaged after a runway excursion from runway 11 at Trabzon Airport. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PC8622</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Brendan Grainger (@Highflyermel) <a href="">January 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Panic broke out among the passengers and crew as the plane was still moving and most feared it would slide forward to the gushing water of the Black Sea, meaning a probable death sentence. Luckily the jet remained steady after a while and everyone could be rescued from their horrifying position.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PHOTO <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PC8622</a> : More photos of yesterday’s Pegasus Boeing 737 incident at Trabzon, Turkey. <br>photos from <a href="">@AirlineHaber</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Aviationdk (@aviationdk) <a href="">January 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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In what can already be called the landing miss of the year, it is still uncertain how the pilot, apparently a 20-year veteran of Pegasus airlines, made such an error.

Passenger Fatma Gordu stated: "We tilted to the side. The front was down while the plane's rear was up. There was panic, people shouting, screaming."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Operations has begun to remove Pegasus Boeing 737-800 from the cliff at Trabzon Airport, Turkey. The aircraft has suffered substantial damage. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Brendan Grainger (@Highflyermel) <a href="">January 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Pegasus Airlines, in cooperation with their legal department getting ready for some lawsuits to drop, sent out an official apology to its passengers, claiming the plane "had a runway excursion incident" as it landed at Trabzon.


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Anonymous No. 16099 2018-01-14 : 17:36

Landing of the year! Ha!

Anonymous No. 16110 2018-01-15 : 00:02

Turkish people are retarded… We need to take back Constantinople and make it Greek again FUCK TURKEY!

Anonymous No. 16125 2018-01-15 : 06:35

Note to self, never fly Turkish airlines. Book Quantas instead, definitely Quantas…

Anonymous No. 16128 2018-01-15 : 07:00

16125 - Was Pegasus mate, is not Turkish Airlines

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