Plane skids off runway in Turkey, three killed and 179 wounded

A plane slid off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport on Wednesday killing three and wounding 179 people. The Pegasus Airlines plane, with 183 people on board, overran the runway while landing, caught fire and broke into three parts.

The governor of Istanbul tweeted that the accident took place on Wednesday evening when the plane was returning from Turkey`s western city of Izmir. He told reporters that the plane could not grasp the runway because of bad weather conditions, and fell toward a road from a height of 30-40 meters.