A Turkish Airlines flight overshot the runway while landing in rainy weather at Pristina Airport on Monday night, officials and witnesses say. There are no immediate reports of injuries. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, skidded off the runway and came to a stop in a grass field. Pristina Airport spokeswoman, Valentina Gara, said the flight from Istanbul was carrying 143 passengers and eight crew members. She added that the plane “had a minor accident" and that "fortunately there are no injuries”. Video from the scene showed passengers being evacuated by emergency personnel. It is unclear whether bad weather conditions caused the incident. Authorities are currently investigating. "Thanks God we (were) saved from a tragedy", one passenger wrote on Facebook. Pristina Airport is currently closed for both incoming and outbound traffic. A Jetairfly flight from Brussels has been diverted to Tirana. The Turkish Airlines B737-800 involved in the incident is registered TC-JFY and is sixteen years old.
Location of Turkish Airlines jet at Pristina Airport