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Turkish Airlines plane crashes at Amsterdam airport :(
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1.       _harmony_
31 posts
 25 Feb 2009 Wed 01:11 pm

A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 135 people has crashed while coming in to land at Amsterdam´s Schiphol airport, according to officials and reports.

The CNN Turk TV station said at least one person was killed in the impact and 20 injured. The Boeing 737-800, which had reportedly flown from Istanbul, split into three sections as it came down in a field close to the airport. Photographs of the crashed plane shown on Turkish television showed the fuselage split near the front of the wing and the tail section sheared off.

A Turkish Airlines official at Schiphol airport told Turkey´s NTV channel that at least 50 passengers appeared to be safe. They were outside the stricken plane wading through luggage which had been strewn across the scene.

The airport, one of the main aviation hubs in Europe, confirmed the crash had taken place but gave no further details.

Airport police spokesman Rob Stenacker told Associated Press that emergency services were responding to a reported crash but could give no further details.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/25/plane-crash-amsterdam-schiphol-turkish

 

thanks God no more victims!!!

2.       deli
5904 posts
 25 Feb 2009 Wed 01:14 pm

yeap I  have been watching it on tele here  thankgod not tooo many lifes lost

3.       lady in red
6947 posts
 25 Feb 2009 Wed 01:17 pm

Awful - but as you both said, a miracle  more lives weren´t lost.

 

(further into the report it does say that actually no-one was killed)



Edited (2/25/2009) by lady in red
Edited (2/25/2009) by lady in red [after reading report]

4.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 25 Feb 2009 Wed 01:20 pm

Terrible...there seems to be so many crashes lately

5.       theblonde
148 posts
 25 Feb 2009 Wed 01:25 pm

How awful!! Was it some sort of technical fault again?

6.       deli
5904 posts
 25 Feb 2009 Wed 01:30 pm

well as always, unfortunately it says five people died

7.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 25 Feb 2009 Wed 01:41 pm

I´ve just seen it on the news. It is a miracle indeed that only 5 people lost their lives...

8.       adana
416 posts
 25 Feb 2009 Wed 03:09 pm

Terrible news .....but a real miracle indeed .

9.       catwoman
8933 posts
 25 Feb 2009 Wed 03:16 pm

It says here that 9 people died..

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090225/ap_on_re_eu/netherlands_plane_crash

10.       Trudy
7887 posts
 25 Feb 2009 Wed 07:09 pm

Dutch news:

 

Video with audio fragments from Schiphol Airport Tower just after the crash (in English):

 

http://player.nos.nl/index.php/media/play/tcmid/tcm:5-483657/

 

Information in Turkish:

 

http://www.nos.nl/nosjournaal/artikelen/2009/2/25/250209_schiphol_crash_turks.html

 

All other reports are in Dutch, no subtitles available.

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