Plane left dangling on cliff after its skids off runway in Turkey

Pegasus Plane left precariously dangling off cliff

Pegasus Plane left precariously dangling off cliff

Some 162 passengers and six crew members were on board the Boeing 737-800, which had departed the Turkish capital Ankara.

A commercial airplane skidded off a runway and down the side of a cliff overlooking the Black Sea while landing at an airport in the northern Turkish province of Trabzon Saturday night.

Pegasus Airlines confirmed in a statement Sunday there were no injuries among the 162 passengers on board as well as two pilots and four cabin crew after they were evacuated.

He added that the cause of the accident was still unknown.

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Flight PC8622's wheels became stuck in icy mud as it landed at Trabzon Airport.

Authorities are yet to determine what caused the plane to veer off the runway, the report said.

Passenger Yuksel Gordu told Turkey's official Anadolu news agency that words weren't enough to describe their fear. "The front of the plane crashed and the back was in the air".

The airport was closed until 8:00 a.m. (0500 GMT; 12 a.m. EST).

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