- A minimum of three individuals are dead after a Pegasus Airlines aircraft crashed and disintegrated on the runway in Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday.
- The plane, flight PC 2193, was bring travelers from Izmir, Turkey, to Istanbul.
- It divided into three pieces and briefly captured on fire. 179 of the 183 on board were hurt.
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At least 3 individuals are dead after an aircraft skidded off the runway at Istanbul’s Subiha Gökçen airport on Wednesday, the airline company verified.
Pegasus Airlines flight PC 2193, from Izmir to Istanbul, had 183 people on board when it skidded off the runway at its location and split into three pieces, the Associated Press reported.
The airline company validated the three deaths in an upgrade early Thursday regional time 179 individuals had formerly been validated injured, suggesting that practically no one on board the flight was untouched.
The statement stated that hurt passengers are being treated in healthcare facility. The airline said it “shares in the profound sadness of all the people impacted by this tragic accident.”
According to Expert, Turkey’s transport minister, Mehmet Cahit Turhan said the accident was down to a “rough landing.”
Sabiha Gökçen airport was shut down after the crash and all other flights were rerouted to Istanbul’s main airport.
Video footage from the crash caught by Turkish tv station NTV revealed that several sections of the Boeing 737-800 plane had broken off. The fuselage caught fire briefly prior to being put out.
Last month, another Pegasus flight skidded off the runway and in 2018 another flight skidded down the runway and a cliff, NPR reported.