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Turkey Efforts Underway to Remove Skidded Plane from Slope

Turkey Efforts Underway to  Remove Skidded Plane from Slope

Thursday, 18 January 2018 07:38 AM

TRABZON, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea.

The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, left the runway after landing at Trabzon Airport on Jan. 13. All passengers and crew were evacuated and no one was injured.

Ambulances and fire extinguishing trucks were on standby Thursday as the crane lifted the plane up the slope. Workers involved in the recovery operation posed for a group photograph in front of the half-dangling plane.

Turkish media said the pilots told investigators that the plane's right engine experienced a sudden surge of speed that forced it to swerve to the left, toward the sea.

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Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea.The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, left the runway after landing...
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