Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pilots amongst nine dead in Schiphol crash

A total of nine people died in the plane crash which occured on Wednesday morning. At least 84 people were injured in the disaster, though authorities say only a few are life threatening. Air accident investigators have recovered both the data and voice recorders from the stricken aircraft which came down as it was approaching Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. There is no word as to the cause of the crash. Amongst the dead were the pilot, himself a former Turkish airforce pilot, and his co-pilot [Sky News / BBC / CNN].

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