Turkish Airlines aircraft crashed at Amsterdam airport

February 25th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by David M N James  

Turkish Airlines LogoA Turkish Airlines aircraft crashed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport as it attempted to land in the airport. Turkish Airlines flight 1951 had 135 passengers. Reports indicate that over 50 people have escaped without injuries after the crash. The plane reportedly crashed and split into three parts on the runway.

Amsterdam airport officials say that the Boeing 737-800 split into three pars when it hit the ground next to the runway. Air traffic activity has been suspended forthwith at Schiphol airport. Rescue efforts re ongoing and air safety experts are on ground examining the matter.

THY - Turkish Airlines, Inc. is the national airline of Turkey based in İstanbul. It operates a network of scheduled services to 140 international and 35 domestic cities, serving a total of 155 airports, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. The airline’s main base is at Atatürk International Airport (IST), with secondary hubs at Esenboğa International Airport (ESB), and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW). In 2006, 2007 and 2008, THY carried 17 million, 19.7 million and 22.5 million passengers with total revenues of US$2.23, US$3.0 and US$4.5billion, respectively. The airline has around 12,000 employees. As of April 1, 2008, THY is an official member of Star Alliance.

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