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5 Feb, 2020 20:27

WATCH the moment packed passenger jet crash-lands in Istanbul & plummets down slope

WATCH the moment packed passenger jet crash-lands in Istanbul & plummets down slope

Terrifying footage of a Pegasus Airlines plane’s hard landing at an Istanbul airport shows the jet speeding and striking sparks out of the runway before plunging down a slope.

The blood-chilling accident occurred at Turkey’s second-largest airport, Sabiha Gokcen, on Monday when the packed aircraft with 183 passengers and crew members on board overshot the runway and tumbled down a steep hill.

At least three people were killed in the accident, while almost everyone on board suffered various injuries.

The terrifying CCTV footage that emerged shortly after the accident shows the plane approaching the end of the runway at an abnormally high speed. It appears to be scratching the tarmac with its engines and wings, striking a large plume of sparks as its forward landing gear apparently collapses. The aircraft fails to stop and then falls from the steep slope at the end of the runway.

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The plane broke into three large pieces and its cockpit detached from the airframe completely during the crash. The aircraft briefly caught fire but the blaze was promptly extinguished.

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