Passenger plane skids off runway and gets stuck dangling off cliff edge

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A passage plane which belongs to Turkey's Pegasus Airlines skidded off the runway of Trabzon airport Saturday and ended up halfway down a steep slope into the Black Sea, Turkish media reported on Sunday.

Several Turkish Airlines flights in and out of the airport were canceled, as photographs from the scene showed the plane stuck in mud. No one was injured or killed in the landing, reports said.

Everyone on board was evacuated safely, provincial governor Yucel Yavuz said. "There was panic; people shouting, screaming", Fatma Gordu, who was on board of the flight, told state-run news agency Anadolu, quoted in AFP.

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The private carrier Pegasus Airlines' Boeing 737-800 departed from Ankara late on January 13.

"We tilted to the side. We will reopen the airport to air traffic as soon as possible", he said.

The airport was temporarily shut down until Sunday morning as firefighters cooled down the plane and authorities investigated the accident, whose cause remains unclear.