Istanbul plane crash: Boeing 737-800 Pegasus aircraft crashed to pieces
UPDATE 23:00 The number of the wounded reached 179, and 3 people died!
UPDATE NOTHING: NOTHING According to the latest information. There were 171 passengers and 6 crew members on board. The officials announce 120 injured, who arrived at the hospital, among them the 2 pilots (in serious condition). Pilot Identity: Commander M. Aslan and First Officer F. Pondaag.
The Boeing 737-800 (TC-IZK) Pegasus Airlines took off from Izmir at 17:05, operating flight PC2193 in the direction of Istanbul - Sabiha Gökçen. At 18:18, the aircraft puts the wheels on runway 06 (concrete), but the pilots fail to stop it on the length of 3000 meters.
120 injured following the accident in Istanbul
The plane passed the end of it and went down a slope to the perimeter road and the highway in the vicinity of the airport, at which point it broke into pieces. Some pictures taken immediately after the accident show a small fire, but it seems to have been cleared immediately.
The difference in level between the runway and the place where the aircraft stops is 30 meters. No deceased persons were reported, but some passengers and some of the crew members suffered serious injuries.
At the time of the accident, there were gusts of up to 30 knots at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. The last recorded ground speed was 63 knots (approximately 120 km / h).
Boeing 737-800 (TC-IZK) Pegasus Airlines is an 11-year-old aircraft. The first flight operated on January 23, 2009.
INITIAL NEWS: Over 30 ambulances were sent to the scene. And the intervention teams assisted the passengers in the evacuation of the wreck.
Tonight, the Boeing 737-800 (TC-IZK) Pegasus Airlines aircraft broke into several pieces at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. The aircraft operated flight PC2193, on the route Izmir - Istanbul.
The accident occurred on landing. It seems that the pilots have failed to stop the aircraft on the runway, exceeding the runway threshold and falling 20 meters below its level.
The Boeing 737-800 Pegasus broke to pieces
At the time of the accident, 30 gusts of wind were recorded at Istanbul International Airport Sabiha Gökçen. The visibility was 7000 meters.
There were 171 passengers and 6 crew members on board. Over 30 ambulances were presented at the scene. So far, 52 injuries have been reported. Rescue operations are in full swing.
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is closed to air operations.
We will come back with information!