Jat Airways 737-300 slides off runway at Istanbul

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Investigations have begun after a Jat Airways Boeing 737-300 came off the runway at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

The aircraft, registered YU-ANV, is a 21-year old jet which Flight's database ACAS lists as being owned by the carrier.

Images from the scene show that the twin-jet came to a halt on a grassy incline with its right-hand engine close to the ground, although the undercarriage appears to be deployed and intact.

It is unclear whether the aircraft has sustained damage, but all those on board - said to total 125 passengers and six crew - were reportedly uninjured. The aircraft is reported to be 50m off runway 06/24.

Weather details at the time of the incident have yet to be confirmed.

Jat Airways has just resumed operations following a technicians' strike last week which grounded the carrier.