Turkish airlines plane crashes at Amsterdam’’s Schiphol airport

February 25th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Amsterdam, Feb 25 (ANI): A Turkish Airlines plane has crashed on landing at Amsterdam’’s Schiphol International Airport.
Airport officials said that the 737-800 aircraft, carrying 135 passengers on board, came down on farmland while on its approach to runway 18Left 36Right, and broke into three parts.
A survivor has claimed on a TV channel that at least one person has been killed and twenty injured. Reports added that at least 50 passengers escaped unhurt.
About twenty ambulances and fire engines have rushed to the site.
The fuselage’’s tail section of the aircraft has broken off, and there is a wide crack in the fuselage just behind the cockpit.
Dutch officials were quoted as saying that a majority of the passengers have been injured.
The cause of the crash is yet to be ascertained.
The 737-800 is a new aircraft, the re-engineered and redesigned next generation of the original 737 which has for several decades been renowned as the workhorse of the skies. (ANI)

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