A plane that left a runway in the northeastern Turkish city of Trabzon may be repurposed as a library.
Orhan Fevzi GÃ¼mrÃ¼kÃ§Ã¼oÄŸlu, the mayor of Trabzon, is quoted as saying that using the aircraft as a library would "erase the bad memories attached to it".
GÃ¼mrÃ¼kÃ§Ã¼oÄŸlu has contacted the general manager of Pegasus Airlines to ask for the plane to be donated to the city.
The Boeing 737-800 contained 168 passengers and had been travelled from the Turkish capital of Ankara when it fell off of the runway at Trabzon airport. The accident was later blamed on a motor failure. No casualties or injuries occurred.
The BBC quoted passenger Fatma Gordu, who said: "We tilted to the side. The front was down while the plane’s rear was up. There was panic, people shouting, screaming."
The library would be 40m long, making it a fairly small space, but would help with a shortage of local facilities in Turkey, where libraries are being created on the street out of boxes.
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