Luckily, the jet's 162 passengers escaped death nor injury when the wheels of their Pegasus Airlines flight dug into the freezing mud at Trabzon Airport, leaving it dangling precariously off a coastal cliff.
Turkish officials said the cause of the accident was not yet known, and closed the airport overnight to conduct an investigation.
Photos appear to show smoke billowing from the cabin but Trabzon Governer Yucel Yavuz said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated safely.
The plane which left Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday night stuck firmly in the mud as a solitary lighthouse illuminates the chilly water.
It is however safe to say that icy mud played the hero and more than 162 deaths were averted.
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