Friday , 7th August 2020

1 killed, 150 injured as Turkey plane skids off runway in Istanbul

Kathmandu- A person died and 150 others sustained injuries when a passenger plane skidded off the runway and broke into three parts while landing at an airport in Istanbul, BBC reported.

The Pegasus Airlines jet was carrying 171 passengers and six crew members from Izmir province in the west when it crashed at Sabiha Gokcen airport.

The Boeing 737 was trying to land in heavy tailwinds and rain. The airport was closed and flights diverted following the accident, according to the report.

Turkish media said the majority of people on board were Turkish but there were also about 20 foreign nationals.

A Turkish citizen had died and 157 other people had been injured, confirmed Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.