Turkish Airlines crash lands at Schiphol airport

February 25, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A Turkish Airlines plane Flight TK1951, carrying at least 134 people crashed in a field and broke into three pieces today while coming in to land at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

The airline originally said everyone on board survived, however contradicting that, a reporter for Dutch television said that he saw at least five body bags at the scene of the crash, so will post update when things become clear.

The crashed jet, about to land on a morning flight from Istanbul, came down as it approached the furthest runway from the terminals at Schiphol, which is 12 miles from Amsterdam’s center.

The impact split the fuselage near the front of the wing, while tail section was sheared off. One of the engines was also sheared off from a wing, although there was no sign of fire or smoke.

Most of the injured were seated toward the back of the plane, which sustained the most damage, a passenger on the plane told Turkish station NTV. Many of the passengers simply walked off the plane through the cracks in the fuselage, witnesses also told NTV.

Update: Latest reports are now saying nine people were killed and more than 50 were injured, many in serious condition.


One Response to “Turkish Airlines crash lands at Schiphol airport”

  1. securitysystem on February 27th, 2009 5:54 am

    So sorry. God bless everybody.

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