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Passenger jet skids off runway at Turkish airport

  • Flight PC8622 came within metres of plunging into Black Sea as it skidded on ice
  • The Boeing 737-800 was landing at Trabzon Airport whenpilot lost control
  • Shocking footage from inside the plane shows women and children screaming in fear as they are evacuated 

A passenger jet carrying 162 people came within metres of plunging into the sea after it skidded off a icy runway as it landed at a Turkish airport.

Panic spread through the Boeing 737-800 as it stopped at the edge of the Black Sea – with its nose dangling precariously off a cliff edge.

Flight PC8622’s wheels became stuck in icy mud as it landed at Trabzon Airport. The mud stopped the craft from plummeting into the Black Sea.

A passenger jet carrying 162 people came within metres of plunging into the Black Sea after it skidded off a icy runway as it landed at Trabzon airport in Turkey 

Shocking footage from inside the plane taken just moments after the crash shows passengers evacuating as women and children are heard crying out in fear.

Bodies fill the central aisle of the aircraft and stewards can are heard addressing passengers over a loud speaker system. 

Another clip taken from outside the aircraft shows fire services dousing the plane with jets of water.

Panic spread through the Boeing 737-800 as it stopped at the edge of the Black Sea

Panic spread through the Boeing 737-800 as it stopped at the edge of the Black Sea

Its nose dangled precariously off a cliff edge as passengers and crew evacuated

Its nose dangled precariously off a cliff edge as passengers and crew evacuated

However, from the video these is no suggestion of there having been a fire. 

Passengers gather under the wing of the plane on the steep slope.

The private flight departed from Ankara, Turkey’s capital, on Saturday evening.

But on landing at Trabzon Airport just under 90 minutes later the plane left the runway. 

The private flight departed from Ankara, Turkey's capital, on Saturday evening

The private flight departed from Ankara, Turkey’s capital, on Saturday evening

The airport shut as the passengers were evacuated

The airport shut as the passengers were evacuated

Trabzon Governor Yucel Yavuz said that all of the passengers and crew on board had escaped uninjured

Trabzon Governor Yucel Yavuz said that all of the passengers and crew on board had escaped uninjured

The airport shut as the passengers were evacuated. 

Trabzon Governor Yucel Yavuz said that all of the passengers and crew on board had escaped uninjured.

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



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