Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Pegasus 737 skids off Istanbul runway

A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 registration TC-CCK operating flight  PC747 from Sharjah International Airport in the United Arabic Emirates to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport has skidded off the runway whilst landing in heavy rain today.

The accident occurred at around 0800 local time after the plane had landed and came off the runway in the rainstorm, ending up on the grass beside the tarmac.  All passengers were able to disembark the aircraft via the emergency slides and according to official no-one was injured. 






The eleven and half-year-old jet powered by 2 x CFMI CFM56-7B26 jet engines has suffered some damage to its landing gear and engine cowlings during the incident, the full extent is currently being evaluated. 

Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines cancelled multiple flights due to the runway closure after the incident, however, the runway is now open again and normal operations have been resumed.

The airline issued the following statement: 

 The Pegasus Airlines flight PC747, on a TC-CCK registered aircraft, travelling from Sharjah International Airport, UAE, to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Turkey, on 7 January 2020 experienced a runway excursion after landing at Istanbul  Sabiha Gökçen.
All passengers and cabin crew have been disembarked safely from the aircraft.  There has been no loss of life or injury to anyone on-board.  The necessary investigations have begun and we will continue to provide information with regards to any further updates.











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