Passenger Plane Slides Off Runway, Narrowly Avoids Crashing Into Black Sea

Talk about a rough landing.

Passenger Plane Slides Off Runway, Narrowly Avoids Crashing Into Black Sea

Airline passengers in Turkey have had a heart-in-mouth experience as they're plane slid off the runway and narrowly avoided falling into the Black Sea.

Passengers onboard the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 feared the plane would explode after smelling fuel when the plane skidded off the runway, attempting to land at Trabzon airport on Saturday night.

The plane slid off the runaway and came to a halt metres away from the Black Sea.

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Pegasus Airlines said in a statement the aircraft, flying from Ankara to Trabzon, "had a runway excursion incident" , with all 162 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew escaping injury.

 

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