Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Boeing 737-82R (WL), Pegasus Airlines, TC-CPF: Accident occurred January 13, 2018 at Trabzon Airport (TZX), Turkey

NTSB Identification: DCA18WA080
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 129: Foreign
Accident occurred Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Trabzon, Turkey
Aircraft: BOEING 737, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The Turkish Accident Investigation Board (KAIK) has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Boeing 737 which occurred on January 13, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S Accredited Representative to assist under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13, as the State of Manufacture and Design of the airplane.

All investigative information will be released by the KAIK.

Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated and safe early Sunday. Yavuz said the cause of the accident was not yet known and the airport closed until 08:00 a.m. local (05:00 GMT).

Private Pegasus Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 departed from Ankara late Saturday. Photographs from the scene showed the plane stuck in mud.

A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane is seen struck in mud on an embankment, a day after skidding off the airstrip, after landing at Trabzon airport on the Black Sea coast.

A passenger plane late Saturday skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed.

The Pegasus Airlines flight had taken off smoothly from the capital Ankara and landed in Trabzon, but skidded off the runway in the northern airport. No one was injured or killed in the landing.

Dramatic images showed the plane dangerously hanging off a cliff several metres (feet) from the Black Sea, its wheels stuck in mud.

Other images showed smoke emanating from the trapped plane.

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.

The cause of the incident was not known but an investigation is under way, the Trabzon governor’s office said.

One of the passengers, Fatma Gordu, panic erupted onboard during the landing.

“We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane’s rear was up. There was panic; people shouting, screaming,” she told state-run news agency Anadolu.

The airport was temporarily shut before reopening on Sunday morning.

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