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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