Monday, 15 January 2018

Pegasus Airlines skids off runway

A Pegasus airlines flight carrying 162 passengers and 6 crew skidded off the runway on Saturday night after landing on runway 11 at Trabzon Airport, Turkey. The aircraft went off the left side of the runway and stopped on a steep downslope.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, departed Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC) at 22:33 hours local time on a domestic flight to Trabzon Airport (TZX/LTCG) in Turkey. The flight made a straight in approach to runway 11 and touched down at 23:25 hours.
About 2400 m past the runway 11 threshold, the aircraft went off the left side. It travelled across the grass and went down a steep slope, coming to rest with the tail sticking out just above runway level. The occupants evacuated through the rear and over wing emergency exits.
Runway 11 is an asphalt runway with a Landing Distance Available of 2640 metres.
Elevation of the runway at the point of the excursion is 95 feet (28,90 m) above sea level.
Weather information at Trabzon Airport shows it had been raining there since about 22:10 hours with visibility deteriorating to about 4000 meters at the time of the accident. The scale of the tragedy could have been a lot worse as the aircrafts left engine was ripped from the wing during the crash. It was even reported that smoke was billowing into the cabin as passengers were trying to escape.
All 168 souls on board escaped in hurt.

Aircraft Information
Aircraft: Boeing 737-82R
Operator: Pegasus
Registration: TC-CPF
Serial Number: 40879
First Flew: 15/11/2012
Age: 5 Years 2 Months
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26E

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