Plane skids off a runway in Turkey

Plane skids off a runway in Turkey

No one was injured after the Boeing 737-800 careered down the slope towards the Black Sea after landing in the northern Turkish province of Trabzon.

Preparations were under way on today to begin moving it.

Anadolu showed footage of the efforts to rescue the plane, which became stuck in mud just metres away from the sea.

All 162 passengers and crew, who were on board the aircraft when it overshot the runway on Sunday, were evacuated safely by emergency services.

Reports say that there was widespread panic on board but that all passengers and crew members escaped without injury.

The cause of the incident was not immediately known, the Governor said.

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The incident happened on Monday morning, Australian time, at Trabzon airport in northeast Turkey. "We will reopen the airport to air traffic as soon as possible", he said. "There was panic; people shouting, screaming", Gordu said.

The private flight departed from Ankara, Turkey's capital, on Saturday evening.

She said they could smell fuel and feared that a fire would break out.

I thank God it didn't. "Every time I think about it, I feel I might go insane", she said. The prosecutor's office has launched an investigation.

"It then swung to one side and back of the plane moved upwards".

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