Three killed at Istanbul airport after plane skidded off runway

Three killed at Istanbul airport after plane skidded off runway

Flights have resumed at an Istanbul airport after three people were killed when a Turkish plane skidded off the runway.

Sabiha Gokcen Airport restarted operations at around 4am local time (1am GMT), though delays and cancellations are continuing.

The Boeing 737 operated by low-cost Pegasus Airline landed from Izmir during strong winds and heavy rain yesterday. It overshot the runway and skidded about 60 metres, before it dropped into a ditch and broke into three parts.

A total of 180 people were injured, with four said to have "significant" injuries, the AP reported.

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