Hard landing at Istanbul injured 120 people

as a result of rigid landing of Pegasus airlines at the airport in Istanbul on Wednesday, February 5, injuring 120 people. Earlier it was reported about 52 hospitalized. Russian citizens were not among the passengers.

As told by the Governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya, the incident happened at about 18:30 (Moscow time), the plane made a hard landing due to poor weather conditions.

as to the condition of the wounded, it was not serious almost at all, except for one or two people. The pilots are also in satisfactory condition. The incident all rescue services responded quickly, he added Erlichia.

“We are pleased that we managed to avoid the worst consequences. For example, could cause a fire. But, fortunately, this did not happen. The airport does not work”, — quotes words of the Governor RIA Novosti.

the aircraft of the airline Pegasus flying from Izmir to Istanbul, landing at the Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the runway and broke into three pieces. On Board were 171 passengers and six crew members, no one died. The investigation into a hard landing of the aircraft beginning the state office of public Prosecutor of Turkey.

a Similar incident happened in the same airport, January 7: then a hard landing has made the Boeing 737 of Pegasus, who flew to Istanbul from Sharjah in the UAE. On Board were 164 passengers, nobody has suffered.