Monday, 24 February 2020

Pegasus Airlines crash pilot arrested.

The pilot of the Pegasus Airlines aircraft that ran off the runway at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport earlier this month has been arrested by local authorities, the Turkish state media outlet Anadolu reports.

The Boeing 737 aircraft had been operating a flight between Izmir and Istanbul and skidded off the runway upon arrival in Istanbul. It was a crash that claimed the lives of three people and injured scores of others.

According to Anadolu, the flight deck crew were both interviewed by the authorities, but it was only captain Mahmut Arslan that was arrested.  According to the local news agency, the pilot had been arrested on charges of "involuntary manslaughter and causing injury,". No further details have so far been released. 











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