Flight Global News; Wednesday 05 February 2020
Tailwind element present before Pegasus 737 overrun break-up

Weather data from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport indicates rain and a strong tailwind component at the time when a landing Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 overran the runway and broke up.

Emergency services are attending the scene of the accident. Pegasus says injured passengers have been taken to hospital but states that there have been no fatalities.

The twinjet – which the carrier has identified as TC-IZK – had been arriving from Izmir at around 18:15, as flight PC2193. It overran the end of runway 06 and travelled down an embankment, its fuselage fracturing, and came to rest with its cockpit section having separated and rolled upside-down.

The accident is the second serious event involving a Pegasus aircraft in less than a month. One of the carrier’s 737-800s suffered an excursion at Sabiha Gokcen on 7 January, also during strong winds and rain.

Cirium fleets data lists TC-IZK as a 2009 airframe originally delivered to Air Berlin.

By David Kaminski-Morrow
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NS Comment: Other news reports indicate one person has died and more than 150 injured. The Pegasus Airlines jet was carrying 171 passengers and six crew members from Izmir province in the west when it crashed at Sabiha Gokcen airport.

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