Plane that skidded at Trabzon airport may be converted into library

Plane that skidded at Trabzon airport may be converted into library

TRABZON
Plane that skidded at Trabzon airport may be converted into library

A plane that hit headlines after skidding off the runway at the airport in the Black Sea province of Trabzon in January may be converted into a library

On Jan. 13, the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 that had taken off smoothly from the capital Ankara made a normal landing at Trabzon Airport, but then went off the runway just meters from the waters of the Black Sea and got its wheels stuck in the mud. Luckily, no one was injured or killed in the accident.

The plane, named “Zeynep,” has been awaiting its fate at the airport since the day of the accident. The skidded plane was taken under technical examination by the insurance company and experts, who decided that it would not be possible to recover the plane for departure again.

The Trabzon Municipality has started an initiative to convert the plane into a library but this was refused by Pegasus Airlines. The municipality then made a second request, which the airline has not yet responded to.

According to the municipality’s plans, the “library plane” will be installed on a 800,000-square meter area of land in Trabzon’s Akyazı neighborhood.

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