Watch: Turkish jet dangles precariously off muddy cliff following crash landing



Associated Press

A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea.

A commercial airplane has skidded off the runway while landing in Trabzon, resting metres from the Black Sea, but all 162 passengers survived.
Source: Associated Press

Images show the Boeing 737-800 on its belly and at an acute angle just above the water.

Preparations were under way on today to begin moving it.

If it had stopped any further along the slope, the plane would have likely plunged into the Black Sea in the Turkish province of Trabzon.

The incident late Sunday created panic among the 162 passengers and crew on board the Pegasus Airlines flight, but they were all evacuated safely.

Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz said today that investigators were trying to determine why the plane had left the runway and that the airport would be closed until 8:00 am (local time).

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