Plane stops on cliff's edge after skidding off runway in Turkey

A plane skidded off a runway and nearly fell into the Black Sea as it slid to the side of a cliff at an airport in northern Turkey. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.

An airplane wound up in a perilous position after skidding off the runway into the mud after landing in the Turkish province of Trabzon early on Sunday. 

The province's governor said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated and safe.

Pictures showed the Boeing 737 on a muddy slope just a few yards from the water. 

State-run Anadolu news agency said there was panic on board as the plane went out of control before finally getting stuck in the mud, according to the BBC. 

The cause of the accident was not yet known and the airport was closed for several hours while authorities investigated. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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