Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Plane in Turkey bursts into flames on runway

A plane skidded off the runway and burst into flames at an Istanbul airport on Wednesday afternoon.

The internal flight from Izmir to Istanbul was touching down at Sabiha Gokcen airport in Turkey's capital when the plane overshot the landing.

Television footage shows serious damage to the fuselage, with passengers being evacuated through the cracks. The plane belongs to Turkish airline Pegasus.

NTV television said the plane skidded off the runway and crashed into a road.

Turkish media report that the botched landing caused damage to the aircraft's fuselage. The fuselage appears to have broken into three pieces.