ISTANBUL

An airline pilot was arrested on Monday after the Turkish passenger plane he was flying skidded off the runway at an Istanbul airport earlier this month, according to judicial sources.

Prosecutors in the capital Ankara decided to arrest the captain, identified as M.A., for causing death and injury by negligence after three people died among the 177 passengers and six crew members, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

On Feb. 5, Pegasus Airlines flight PC2193 was arriving from Turkey’s Aegean province of Izmir at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

Read more: Turkey: Pilot arrested for skidding off plane on runway