Pegasus Airlines

Pilot of Pegasus airplane that skidded off Istanbul airport runway arrested

An Istanbul court has ordered the arrest of the captain pilot of a Pegasus Airlines plane that skidded off a runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen International Airport earlier this month, killing three people and injuring 179 aboard.

Mahmut Arslan was sentenced on charges of "causing death and injury by negligence" before being taken to Maltepe Prison in Istanbul.

A Passenger Plane Split into Three Pieces at an Airport in Istanbul, There are Killed and Many Injured

Three people were killed and 179 were injured when a plane skidded off an airport runway in Istanbul and split into three pieces, News Sky reported.

The accident involving the Boeing 737-800 occurred at the Sabiha Gokcen airport.

The flight was operated by Pegasus Airlines and carried 177 passengers onboard and six crew members.

Many are hospitalized.

An Airplane Skidded Off the Runway in Istanbul, the Airport is Closed for Several Hours (VIDEO)

A passenger plane of the Turkish low-cost airline Pegasus skidded off the runway of Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, Turkish NTV reported.

There are no dead or injured people. The incident happened at 9.43 am (8.43 am Bulgarian time). For this reason, the airport will not operate for several hours.