Plane hangs horrifyingly close to Black Sea after runway slip (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Plane Nearly Crashes Into Sea After Skidding off Runway in Turkey
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All the people on board survived the incident.

The plane then tore through grass verges before digging into mud and coming to a terrifying stop - on a cliff edge.

The Pegasus Airlines flight descended into chaos when it tried to land at the ice covered Trabzon Airport in Turkey.

"We stayed inside the plane for at least 20 minutes waiting for someone to help us", said one of the passengers. "There was panic, people shouting, screaming", she told state-run news agency Anadolu.

The Pegasus Airlines jet narrowly avoided plunging into the sea after it came to a stop on a mud bank while landing at Trabzon Airport on the Black Sea coast. No passengers or crew were hurt, Turkish media reported on Sunday. "There was a smell of fuel inside so we all thought the plane will explode, but thankfully it did not happen", the passenger added.

Yucel Yavuz said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated and safe early Sunday.

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