Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

Plane Nearly Crashes Into Sea After Skidding off Runway in Turkey
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The aircraft, which had taken off from Ankara and was operated by Turkish low-priced carrier Pegasus Airlines, was landing at Trabzon Airport on Turkey's Black Sea coast when the hair-raising accident happened on Saturday night.

A Pegasus Airlines aircraft is pictured after it skidded off the runway at Trabzon airport by the Black Sea in Trabzon, Turkey, January 14, 2018.

No one was injured in the incident and all 162 passengers and six crew on board were evacuated, Trabzon Governor Yucel Yavuz said.

A passenger plane skidded off the runway and was left stuck in mud off the edge of a cliff in Turkey.

"We've taken all necessary measures".

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Dramatic photos from the scene quickly circulated on social media.

He added that the cause of the accident was still unknown.

Passengers panicked. "We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane's rear was up".

State-run Anadolu news agency said there was panic on board as the plane went out of control.

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