Yikes: Passenger Plane Skids Off Runway In Turkey, Comes To Rest On Cliff

January 15, 2018

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These are several shots of a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 that careened off the runway and down a muddy cliff while landing at Trabzon Airport in Turkey. Thankfully, all 168 passengers and crewmembers were successfully evacuated with no injuries except I'm never flying again now and I wasn't even on the plane. Can I sue for a lifetime supply of Asics with gel inserts since I'm going to have to walk everywhere now?

"We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane's rear was up. There was panic; people shouting, screaming," passenger Fatma Gordu said, according to Sky News.


Passenger Yuksel Gordu said that words weren't enough to describe their fear.

"It's a miracle we escaped. We could have burned, exploded, flown into the sea," Gordu said. "Thank God for this. I feel like I'm going crazy when I think about it."

'I feel crazy when I think about it.' Welcome to my life. I feel crazy when I think about most things, especially first thing in the morning. You ever feel that way? "It's called anxiety." I hate it and I want it to stop. Honestly, I would have almost preferred to land in the water, that way at least you have the option to freak out and feed yourself to sharks in a panic. "There aren't really any man-eating sharks in Turkey." What about grandma's stuffing? "Huh?" It's cool I'll let myself out.

Keep going for a couple more shots.

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Thanks to Brianna, who agrees flying is never not terrifying. It's unnatural.

  • Brian Grady

    That's not a cliff, idiot

  • The_Wretched

    Is that 'fly pigs' airlines? I mean, pigs don't fly. That's the point of the expression.

  • Doog

    FLYPGS? Nah, more like SLIDEPGS

  • Nicholas Conrad

    When I first saw the photo I didn't realize it was on the ground, I thought it was diving into the water! Btw, good thing there's a whole 'sky news' to report on this stuff, though I imagine that network is PRETTY booooring most of the time: "Top story; Southwest joins the growing number of airlines serving mini-pretzels instead of peanuts. More at 11."

  • Jenness

    Dude, SkyNews is like the BBC. It's not just about airplanes.

    Unless you are just being cheeky - and then .."Heh"

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