Plane skids off Istanbul runway, breaks apart; 139 hurt

ISTANBUL (AP) — A plane has skidded off the runway as it tried to land in bad weather in Istanbul, crashing into a field and breaking into pieces. Passengers had to evacuate through cracks in the smashed plane and authorities said 139 people were injured. Passengers had to evacuate through cracks in the plane and climbed out onto its wings. The plane, which belongs to the low-cost airline Pegasus, had arrived from the western Turkish city of Izmir with 177 passengers and crew on board. Flights are being diverted to Istanbul’s main airport.