In case you thought that header image looked fake, it’s a still from Airplane! and not an actual photo of a plane skidding down a runway.
That said, when you actually see the photos below, it does look like something from a comedy. A Boeing 737 for Pegasus Airways skidded off the runway of Trabzon Airport and dangled precariously over a cliff that fell into the Black Sea.
As you can see in the photos, the damage is pretty extensive to the plane – but, miraculously, there were no fatalities and all passengers were successfully and safely evacuated.
Early reports suggest that the wheels dug into the frozen mud, which stopped it from falling completely into the Black Sea.
Take a look.
What a metaphor for the way we live now: “The plane, which had 162 passengers on board, was left dangling precariously off a coastal cliff when its wheels dug into the freezing mud.” https://t.co/lJxYMTIcsQ pic.twitter.com/yuwghWXU8k
— Borzou Daragahi ðŸ–ŠðŸ—’ (@borzou) January 14, 2018
Pegasus Airlines skidded out of the runway at Trabzon Airport. New photos in daylight shows Boeing 737 next to the sea. Photos from different Turkish media. pic.twitter.com/KB4hAZiIE9
— Turkish Air News (@AnalystTK) January 14, 2018
Breaking News: Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-CPF overrun runway at Trabzon. All pax ok. pic.twitter.com/TWjxYiYKzK
— Turkish Air News (@AnalystTK) January 13, 2018