Passenger plane skids off the runway at Istanbul before all 164 passengers are ...

Passenger plane skids off the runway at Istanbul before all 164 passengers are safely evacuated The Boeing 737-800 from Sharjah, UAE, was operated by Pegasus airline  Dozens of flights have been diverted or cancelled at Sabiha Gokcen Airport  City has been lashed by storms and heavy rain since Sunday night

By Corazon Miller For Mailonline

Published: 10:44 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 10:56 GMT, 7 January 2020

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A passenger plane has skidded off the runway in the Turkish city of Istanbul this morning, causing dozens of flights at the airport to be diverted or cancelled.

The Boeing 737-800 from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, operated by Turkish low-cost airline Pegasus, skidded as it landed at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport amidst wet weather conditions. 

Storms and heavy rain have affected the city and transportation since Sunday night.  

An image on social media shows how the plane ended up in soft ground, just off the runway, after it skidded to a halt

An image on social media shows how the plane ended up in soft ground, just off the runway, after it skidded to a halt

Footage shows crews responding to the stricken plane where it rests in a patch of grass just off the runway at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey

Footage shows crews responding to the stricken plane where it rests in a patch of grass just off the runway at Sabiha Gokcen

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