TRABZON, Turkey - A passenger jet carrying 162 people got stuck on a cliff's edge moments after skidding off a runway early Sunday at Turkey's Trabzon Airport.
According to The Associated Press, no one was hurt in the incident, and everyone on board was evacuated safely. The airport was closed temporarily.
Authorities said they did not know what caused the incident involving the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, which was traveling from Ankara to Trabzon, the AP reported.
Dramatic photos from the scene quickly circulated on social media. Take a look at some of them below:
Pegasus Flight PC8622, a Boeing 737-800 TC-CPF coming from Ankara, overran the runway at Trabzon Turkey Saturday night and went off a slope. All 162 passengers and 6 crew survived https://t.co/2LQuwmUp6a pic.twitter.com/94sLnZkSek— Chris Cavas (@CavasShips) January 14, 2018
Breaking News: Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-CPF overrun runway at Trabzon. All pax ok. pic.twitter.com/TWjxYiYKzK— Turkish Air News (@AnalystTK) January 13, 2018
What a metaphor for the way we live now: “The plane, which had 162 passengers on board, was left dangling precariously off a coastal cliff when its wheels dug into the freezing mud.” https://t.co/lJxYMTIcsQ pic.twitter.com/yuwghWXU8k— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@borzou) January 14, 2018
Plane Hangs off Cliff in Turkey pic.twitter.com/IWeLDitgHP— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 14, 2018
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