Turkey : 3 killed, 179 injured as plane skids off runway at Istanbul airport

In Turkey, three passengers were killed and 179 injured when a plane flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen International Airport skidded off the runway while landing in bad weather.

Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya has said, the plane failed to hold onto the runway and skidded some 50-60 metres before it dropped into the ditch from a height of about 98 feet. The plane was apparently buffeted by strong winds. Turkish media reports that the Boeing 737 operated by Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines had come from the Aegean port city of Izmir. 

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