Turkish media say a plane has skidded off the runway at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport but there were no immediate reports of any casualties.
Television footage shows serious damage, with the fuselage appearing to be broken into three pieces. Passengers were being evacuated through the cracks.. NTV television reported that the plane caught fire after skidding but it has since been extinguished.
The fuselage appears to have broken into three pieces.
The plane belonging to Pegagus airlines arrived from the city of Izmir, private NTV television reported.
Turkey’s transportation ministry said there were 177 passengers on board but that no one had been killed. There was no word on injuries.
The ministry said the accident was the result of a “rough landing.”
NTV said Sabiha Gokcen was shut down in the aftermath of the crash.