The flight of Pegasus Airline skidded off the road at Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul on Wednesday causing three deaths. The plane had taken off the Turkish town of Izmir run by the low-cost carrier and was set to reach Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport.
The Turkish Transport Ministry said that “the plane experienced a “rough landing” and One hundred fifty-seven travellers, including two pilots, allegedly sustained severe injuries.”
In its press release, the carrier stated that the injured travellers were admitted in the hospital early Thursday morning.
The press release went further and said, “In the first instance, we want to express our sincere sympathy and our heartfelt condolences to those families and friends who have lost relatives and to extend our thoughts to them in this challenging time.
The Pegasus Airlines joins in the enormous grief of all those impacted by this devastating incident.
The airline also wishes them all an early recovery Our wounded travellers.”
According to the Associated Press, the flight took 183 passengers, including six team members, smashing into a road and splitting into three pieces.
Pegasus Airlines ‘ goal is to help families and friends who have lost loved ones, and after this tragic event, we will do whatever we can to console them as much as we can and give our full support for the medical needs of our injured travellers, “the media release summarized
It’s not the first time, however, that Pegasus Airlines has missed this same route.
The AP has noted that only a month ago, 164 travellers experienced a similar incident.
The aircraft in January 2018 slid off a runway in Trabzon Airport, north-eastern Turkey, entering the Black Sea. Luckily 168 passengers on board escaped unhurt.