Plane accident in Istanbul: 1 dead, 157 injured

One person was killed and some 157 were injured in Pegasus plane accident in Istanbul.

One person was killed and more than 150 were injured when a passenger plane landing at Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul has skidded off the runway and broken into three parts.

The Pegasus Airlines jet was carrying 171 passengers and six crew members from Izmir province in the west when it crashed in Istanbul.

The Boeing 737 was trying to land in heavy tailwinds and rain.

The airport was closed and flights diverted after the accident.

Turkish media said the majority of people on board were Turkish but there were also about 20 foreign nationals.