Incident: Pegasus B738 at Istanbul on Jan 7th 2020, runway excursion on landing

By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Jan 7th 2020 10:37Z, last updated Tuesday, Jan 7th 2020 10:49Z
A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration TC-CCK performing flight PC-747 from Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (Turkey) with 164 people on board, landed on Sabiha Gokcen Airport's runway 06 at 09:09L (06:09Z) but shortly after touchdown veered left and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground off the left runway edge about 1000 meters/3330 feet down the runway. The aircraft was evacuated via slides. There were no injuries, the damage to the aircraft is being assessed.

Istanbul's Governor's Office reported the incident occurred due to bad weather. The airport is currently closed, flights are being redirected. The occurrence is being investigated.

The airline reported the aircraft suffered a runway excursion after landing, all occupants disembarked safely. An investigation has begun.