A plane of the Turkish airline Pegasus has left the runway when landing at the Sabiha Gökçen airport in Istanbul, which has caused the device to break in three parts and has left at least 139 injured, according to local authorities.
The plane, in which 183 people were traveling, flew from Izmir to Istanbul, a city that has been hit by strong winds and rains. Some of the passengers were able to leave the aircraft by the wings of the plane, according to the images recorded by local media.
According to the Minister of Transportation, Mehmet Cahit Turhan, the first signs indicate that “the plane got off the runway and entered the land after a strong landing.” The Prosecutor's Office has opened an investigation, reports the official Anatolia news agency.
The governor of Istanbul, Ali Yerlikaya, has confirmed that at least 139 people have been treated after this accident and are spread over 18 hospitals. The Spanish Embassy has assured on Twitter that the Turkish authorities have already ruled out that there were Spanish passengers on board.