Pilots Among Nine Killed In Plane Crash

February 25, 2009 at 12:16 pm

(Source: Sky News)

The pilots of a Turkish Airlines plane which crashed while trying to land at Amsterdam’s main airport were among nine people killed in the tragedy.

Scene of the crash

Plane crashed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

The aircraft, carrying 127 passengers and seven crew, broke into three pieces when it hit the ground next to the runway at Schiphol Airport.

Three crew who were in the cockpit were among those who lost their lives and more than 80 other people were injured, authorities said.

Earlier, Turkey’s Transport Minister Binali Yildirim and Turkish Airlines chief executive Temel Kotil were reported to have said no-one died.

The Boeing 737-800 was on a flight from Istanbul to Amsterdam when it came down in a field outside the airport perimeter.

Six people were critically injured and 25 others seriously injured.


A passenger, wearing a thermo blanket, walks away from the wreckage

Female passenger walks away after crash

TV images showed the aircraft on the ground, with the tail section of the fuselage broken off, and a wide crack in the fuselage just behind the cockpit.

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