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Turkey passenger plane skids off runway and gets stuck on cliff edge

Passengers safely evacuated.

A passenger plane carrying 162 people has skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport.

The incident happened on Saturday night at Trabzon airport in north-east Turkey. 

The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 stopped at the edge of the Black Sea - with its nose close to the water’s edge.

Luckily, flight PC8622's wheels got stuck in icy mud, which may have prevented it from entering the water. 

Reports says there were no injuries among the 162 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew onboard the flight.