Plane Skids Off Runway in Turkey: ‘It’s a Miracle We Escaped’

A passenger plane trying to land in Turkey this weekend made a heart-stopping skid off a runway, ending up halfway down a steep slope at a perilous angle, feet from the Black Sea.

No passengers or crew members on the Pegasus Airlines flight were seriously injured, Turkish officials reported on Sunday.

Yuksel Gordu, a passenger, told the official news agency Anadolu that no words could describe the fear of those on board, according to The Associated Press.

“It’s a miracle we escaped,” he said. “We could have burned, exploded, flown into the sea.”

“Thank God for this,” he added. “I feel like I’m going crazy when I think about it.”

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Source:  The New York Times

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.