Panic As Jet Plunges Down Cliff In Turkey

Passenger jet plunges down cliff in Turkey. Image: Reuters

Passengers had a lucky escape after a jet skidded off the runway at a Turkish airport and plunged down the side of a cliff overlooking the sea.

The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 with 168 passengers and crew had flown from Ankara and landed at Trabzon on Saturday.

Everyone on board was evacuated safely and luckily, with no injuries being reported.

State-run Anadolu news agency said there was panic on board as the plane went out of control.

Dramatic images show the aircraft dangling precariously, as it got stuck in the mud on the edge of a cliff.

In a statement Pegasus Airlines said the plane ‘had a runway excursion incident’ as it landed at Trabzon.

Officials say the cause of the accident is currently being investigated.