- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2009

ANKARA, TURKEY (AP) - A Ukrainian plane with 44 passengers and crew on board skidded off the runway after landing at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Monday, reports said. No one was injured.

Television footage showed the Embraer ERJ145 of the Dniproavia aviation company leaning on its nose several meters (yards) from the runway.

All 44 passengers and crew were evacuated safely, the state-run Anatolia news agency said.

The private Dogan news agency said the plane’s front landing gear was stuck in mud.

The cause of the accident was under investigation.

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