The death toll from yesterday’s Pegasus Airlines plane crash in Istanbul has increased to three with 179 injured. The Boeing 737-800 skidded off the runway while landing and split into three, forcing passengers to escape through cracks in the wreckage. It is already the third runway excursion in the recent history of the airline, aviation specialists are raising serious questions about the “safety culture” of the airline. An overview of those three runway excursions:
Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called www.luchtzak.be, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.