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Wheel of a Pegasus passenger plane catches fire during landing in Germany

Wheel of a Pegasus passenger plane catches fire during landing in Germany during the second emergency of the budget airline this month

  • The Turkish Pegasus plane was approaching the landing at Düsseldorf airport in Germany
  • The aircraft, which had flown from Istanbul, transported a total of 163 passengers
  • Earlier this month, another Pegasus aircraft slipped off the runway in the Turkish city of Istanbul

An aircraft was evacuated on a German runway after the wheel caught fire during the landing.

Passengers were forced to use emergency slides after the incident on a runway at the airport in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The aircraft, a Pegasus Airline vessel, had flown from Istanbul to the city and had transported 163 passengers, reports said.

Pictured: The aircraft of the Pegasus airlines after the steering wheel set fire to a runway in Düsseldorf earlier today

Pictured: The aircraft of the Pegasus airlines after the steering wheel set fire to a runway in Düsseldorf earlier today

Earlier this month, another Pegasus aircraft slid off the runway in the Turkish city of Istanbul, causing dozens of flights at the airport to be diverted or canceled.

The Boeing 737-800 from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, operated by the Turkish low-cost airline Pegasus, slipped while landing at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport amid wet weather conditions.

Part of the incident was recorded on video and uploaded to social media.

Images on social media showed how the plane seemed to slip over the runway in a piece of soft grass.

One image showed the affected area, splattered with what looked like dirt over his body, and inflatable slides were used outside each exit. Fire trucks and emergency services can be collected around the aircraft.

Pictured: the plane after the steering wheel was set on fire today in an incident on the runway in Düsseldorf

Pictured: the plane after the steering wheel was set on fire today in an incident on the runway in Düsseldorf

Pictured: the plane after the steering wheel was set on fire today in an incident on the runway in Düsseldorf

Another photo showed a close-up of the crew and a tractor, working to free the plane from the soft ground.

The office of the governor of Istanbul said that no people had been killed or injured and that all 164 passengers had been safely evacuated by emergency slides.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for the Pegasus airline confirmed that one of her planes traveling from the UAE had experienced a “runway runway”.

She said that all passengers and cabin crew had disembarked the aircraft safely and that investigations were ongoing.

“We will continue to provide information about any further updates,” she said.

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