It was stated that the plane belonging to Pegasus Airlines, which made the Izmir-Istanbul expedition trying to land at Sabiha Gökçen Airport, left the runway. It was reported that the airport was temporarily closed to flights after the accident. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca stated that 180 people were injured and 3 people died. Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said 175 passengers, 2 babies, 4 crew members and 2 pilots were on board. On the other hand, a statement from the prosecutor's office reported that an investigation was launched into the incident.
According to the information received, the passenger plane of Pegasus Airlines, which made the Izmir-Istanbul flight, could not hold onto the runway while landing at Sabiha Gökçen Airport over the sea. The plane slid into the road and shattered.
All flights to Sabiha Gökçen were directed to Istanbul Airport.
It was suggested that the plane leaving the runway was divided into three, while the plane came out of the runway due to the hard landing.
While it was stated that the passengers inside the plane that came out of the runway after the landing were taken away from the plane, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya stated that the plane had fallen from the height of 30 meters and drifted 50-60 meters.
Yerlikaya said there were 175 passengers, 2 babies, 4 crews and 2 pilots on the plane.
EXPLANATION FROM ISTANBUL GOVERNOR YERLIKAYA
Ali Yerlikaya, the Governor of Istanbul, held a press conference at the airport at around 03.40:3 hours. Explaining that 174 people died in the accident, Governor Yerlikaya stated that 6 passengers and 12 crew members were injured and their treatment continued. Stating that there were 22 foreign passengers from 04.00 countries on the plane where the accident occurred, the Governor Yerlikaya announced that the airport was reopened at XNUMX.
Answering the questions of the members of the press after the press release, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya stated that the flights will start as of 04.00:183 am and that the wreckage of the plane, which became unusable after the accident, will continue. It has also been announced that citizens who have injured citizens in hospitals can access their injured information on the telephone line SABİM ALO XNUMX.
On the other hand, it was stated that the plane was off the runway due to the hard landing.
SAVING INVESTIGATION START
The Anatolian Chief Public Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into the departure of the passenger plane at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. (Sözcü)