ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish judicial authorities have arrested the captain of a Pegasus Airlines plane that skidded off the runway and killed three people at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport this month before the accident report appeared, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Monday.
The Pegasus plane flying into Istanbul from the western coastal province of Izmir slipped off the end of the wet runway and broke into three pieces after what officials said was a drop of 30 to 40 meters (98 to 131 ft).
The two pilots of the plane, a Boeing 737-86J, were each questioned following the crash, and Anadolu said on Monday that one of them, captain Mahmut Arslan, had been arrested. It did not give further details.
Comment: It s sad and too early to arrest the Captain. I cannot imagine that a Captain pilot will willingly be made an accident.
Due to the crash of the plane belonging to Pegasus airlines; unfortunately,
Three passengers lost their lives in this accident. But what’s really interesting, An urgent investigation was initiated by the judicial authorities, and the arrest of the Captain was decided before the detailed report appeared by Civil Aviation Authority (Turkish CAA)
Everything that has to be done has already been done. Why are you expected the result? Just 15 days. To place criminal liability up on the Captain is not fair in conformity with ICAO Regulations.
What s more , This decision might also be effective on captain pilots currently flying.