Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-82R suffered a runway excursion at Trabzon, Turkey

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Flight PC8622 from Ankara to Trabzon went off the runway at Trabzon airport at 23:25 local time (this evening).

Looking at some pictures, it seems that the emergency slides have been used to evacuate. No injuries have been reported. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-82R registered TC-CPF, is five years old.

A first statement of the pilots: “The plane made a normal landing, but when maneuvering to exit the runway, the right engine accelerated and the plane went to the left side“. The pilots told the investigators the right engine suddenly accelerated while the plane was about to make a U-turn at the end of the runway and backtrack it, and it flicked the Boeing 737-800 towards the sea down the embankment, in the opposite direction that the plane tried to turn. The pilots were examined for alcohol and no alcohol was found.

A statement by Pegasus:

About PC 8622 Ankara-Trabzon flight…


14.01.2018

About PC 8622 Ankara-Trabzon flight…

PRESS STATEMENT

We’re sorry to report that the Boeing 737-800 type TC-CPF registered aircraft of Pegasus Airlines Flight Number PC 8622 Ankara-Trabzon flight scheduled at 18:25 UTC tonight, had a Runway Excursion Incident during landing at Trabzon Airport (13 January 2018). All 162 passengers, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew have been disembarked safely from the aircraft. There has been no loss of life or injury to anyone on-board.

We will continue to provide information with regards to any further updates.

With best regards,

Pegasus Airlines

Featured image © Mete Gulmez

3 COMMENTS

  1. Dave, I thank you for your message. I found the following on Wikipedia: runway incursion is any occurrence at an aerodrome involving the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take-off of aircraft.”

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