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Plane crashes in Turkey due to severe weather conditions

One of the three parts of the plane showing passenger seats and people belongings. (Image by: @Conflits_ar)

Plane crashes in Turkey due to severe weather conditions

Serve weather conditions in Istanbul has caused a plane to loose control on the runway and split into three parts.

A passenger plane crashed last night in Istanbul at Sabiha Gokcen airport killing three people and leaving 179 injured.

The incident incurred due to extremely bad weather conditions, the plane skidded and then split into three parts.

At the time of landing the plane really struggled, as it was extremely windy and there was a heavy downpour of rain.

The majority of people on board are believed to be locals, with twenty-two being foreigners and a small number of children.

Istanbul’s local governor Ali Yerlikaya said: “Unfortunately, the Pegasus Airlines plane couldn’t hold on the runway due to poor weather conditions and skidded for around 50-60m [164-196ft].”

The plane then fell 30-40 mm off at the end of the runway.

Since the incident the airport has reopened.

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