Plane skids off runaway in northern Turkey; no injuries

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2018 Cable News Network Inc

A passenger jet carrying 162 people came within metres of plunging into the sea after it skidded off a icy runway as it landed at a Turkish airport.

Pegasus Airlines confirmed in a statement Sunday there were no injuries among the 162 passengers onboard as well as two pilots and four cabin crew after they were evacuated.

Trabzon Goerner Yucel Yavuz said the cause of the accident, which resulted in the airport being closed for several hours, was not yet known.

Flights resumed at the Trabzon International Airport on Sunday, after being temporarily suspended following the incident.

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

A Pegasus Airlines aircraft is pictured after it skidded off the runway at Trabzon airport by the Black Sea in Trabzon, Turkey.

Photographs from the scene showed the plane, which departed from the Turkish capital of Ankara on Saturday evening, stuck in the frozen mud.

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