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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Al Jazeera - Turkish plane crashes in Amsterdam

Al Jazeera English - Europe - Turkish plane crashes in Amsterdam

At least nine people have been killed and 50 others injured when a Turkish Airlines plane crashed while attempting to land in the Netherlands, Dutch officials have said. The crash occurred when flight TK1951 from Istanbul to Amsterdam, which was carrying 135 people, missed the runway at the capital's Schipol Airport. "Of the 50 people injured, 25 were seriously injured," Michel Bezuijen, mayor of the Haarlemmermeer municipality, where the airport is located, said.

The plane split into three parts after it hit the ground around 3km short of the runway and the cause of the crash is still unclear.