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A passenger plane on Wednesday skidded off the runway at an Istanbul airport, injuring 52 people, officials said.
The Pegasus Airlines plane was arriving from Turkey’s Aegean province of Izmir at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport when it skidded off the runway during landing, Turkey’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan said.
There are no casualties among 177 people — including two children and six crew members, Turhan said.
“Our teams are currently evacuating the passengers,” he added.
“According to the information we obtained, the plane skidded off the runway and drifted to the land as a result of the hard landing,” said Turhan.
Prosecutors in capital Ankara launched an investigation into the incident. The airport has been temporarily closed to air traffic.
Source: News Express