The incident atSabiha Gokcen Airport occurred at 2:05 a.m. local time, Turkish budget carrier Pegasus Airlines said. The cause of the explosion near a plane is unknown, it said.
The airline said a person cleaning a plane nearby was killed in the incident. Pegasus Airlines, Turkey’s second largest carrier, identified the person as Zehra Yamac. A second member of the cleaning staff, identified as Canan Burgulu, was injured in the incident and taken to a hospital.