Plane Crash in Istanbul Airport, Aircraft Splits into Three

A plane by leading low cost airline in Turkey, Pegasus Airline, skidded off a runway, crashed into a road and broke into pieces. The aircraft was reported to be a Boeing 737-800 and was split into three pieces after it crashed upon landing at the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday (5th February 2020).

According to an announcement by Pegasus Airlines, there were no fatilities in the crash. However, as per reports on this developing story, there has been one fatality and many injured.

Pegasus Airlines Crash in Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

According to acting Mayor of Turkey, Ali Yerlikaya, in his Tweet, posted that as of 19:40 (Wednesday), there are 52 people injuired and were sent to surroiunding hospitals. Evacuations and emergency efforts are still being continued.

Below is Pegaus Airlines announcement posted on their Twitter account @flymepegasus:

According to Pegasus Airlines, “There have been no fatalities, and our injured passengers have been taken to hospital. We will continue to provide further information with regards to the incident.”

Below are some graphic images of the plane which appear to have split after the crash. Pictures posted in “A Fly Guy’s Cabin Crew Lounge” Facebook Page (a popular Facebook community for cabin crews and those in the airline industry).

In another announcement, flights to and from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen are currently suspended due to the temporary closure of the runway at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport.