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05 Feb 2020 - B737-800, TC-IZK (37742/2796), FF 23 Jan 2009, operated by Pegasus Airlines was written off whilst landing at Istanbul, Sabiha Gocken airport (LTFJ) runway 06 at 15:20Z (18:20L) on 05 Feb 2020.

The aircraft was operating flight PC-2193 from Izmir with 177 passengers and 6 crew on-board. It is reported that 179 people were taken to hospital and 3 fatalities.

The crew were flying an ILS onto runway 06. The last wind check given to them on final was 270/25. Two aircraft before this one had gone around and the airport was preparing for a runway change.

LTFJ 051520Z 29022G37KT 240V330 7000 -TSRA FEW017CB BKN025 BKN070 11/09 Q0992 RESHRA NOSIG=

Mode-S data shows that the aircraft touched down around 1950m (6400ft) after the threshold (LDA 3000m) and overran the runway at approx 60 kts. The aircraft broke through a perimeter wall and broke into 3 sections approx 170m from the stop end of the runway.

A preliminary report was issued on 12 Mar 2020. It stated that The Dutch co-pilot did not understand guidance in Turkish and failed to brake in time. "When the speed indicator showed 57 knots, speed brakes and thrust reversers were turned off and manual braking was turned back on,". "The deceleration when the first manual brake was used at a ground speed of 84 knots was not enough, therefore (the plane) ran off the runway at a speed of 60 knots,". The report also said that audio recordings from the flight showed the pilots panicked over possible damage after the plane was struck by lightning some six minutes before landing.

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