It's unimaginable how truly terrifying a plane crash must be and the mere thought of is utterly nightmare-inducing. Sadly, that fear has become a reality for passengers on board a flight that skidded off the runway and burst into flames today.
The footage is truly harrowing...
Reports have just come in that a plane has crashed in Turkey.
via: IHAThe passengers jet, which was carrying 177 people, skidded off the runway today at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport.
The Pegasus Airline Boeing 737 burst into flames after reportedly crashing into a nearby road.
Pegasus Airlines Plane Skids off Runaway https://t.co/l1qw6VbUZ5 https://t.co/2J4xHQi9zP— AirportHaber English (@AirportHaber English)1580919899.0
Even more terrifyingly so...
via: Getty ImagesAs new photos emerge, the fuselage appears to have broken in 3 different places.
Emergency services quickly arrived on scene.
via: TwitterAnd attempted to save the passengers on board.
Crew were seen flashing torches into the wreckage...
Pegasus Airlines' Plane Skids off Runaway #PC2173 #B738 #LTFJ https://t.co/Hd7Bny4gA4— AirportHaber English (@AirportHaber English)1580923035.0
Harrowing footage quickly emerged on Turkish media.
via: TwitterAnd shortly after, Pegasus Airlines confirmed the crash had happened.
The Turkish transportation ministry said that the crash was a result of a "rough landing."
via: Getty ImagesAccording to Cirium, there were 6 crew members on board as well.
Reportedly, there was a thunderstorm passing at the time of the crash.
🚨BREAKING🚨 A Pegasus Airlines 737-800 has skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport, crashing int… https://t.co/rjTpWVuXLx— CD’s Aviation (@CD’s Aviation)1580921342.0
There have been several injuries reported.
via: TwitterBut, remarkably, The Turkish transportation ministry confirmed there have been no fatalties. In fact, many of the terrified passengers were caught on the footage.
All passengers were evacuated from the aircraft.
via: Sky NewsAnd the fire was quickly extinguished by emergency services.
Officials say that fifty-two people are currently in hospital as a result of the crash.
BREAKING 52 injured in Pegasus #PC2193 crash confirmed by the governor and at least one passenger is being extracte… https://t.co/PSRZyeQodd— Carlos Conceicao ツ (@Carlos Conceicao ツ)1580922321.0
Live footage at the scene shows the inside of the cabin, with seats hanging out.
via: IHAIt's a truly awful sight.
The airport has been shut down following the incident.
via: TwitterWith all flights being diverted to another airport.
Terrifying footage of the accident quickly began emerging online.
via: TwitterIt's truly unbelievable how anyone managed to survive this.
We await more details on the official cause of the crash.
Breaking: Pegasus Airlines, Boeing 737, skids of the runway, destroying the aircraft, at Turkey's Istanbul airport.… https://t.co/oOfYwyMayb— Global Intelligence Solutions Ltd (UK) (@Global Intelligence Solutions Ltd (UK))1580919022.0