Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Plane crashes near Schiphol airport

A Turkish airlines Boeing 737-800 with 135 people on board has crashed near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport in Holland. Early reports suggest that there are some fatalities aboard flight TK-1951 though many passengers are believed to have escaped unhurt. One man who was on board told CNN Turk that he was able to just walk from the wreckage but that many others were hurt. The plane was travelling from Istanbul in Turkey to the Netherlands and crashed shortly before landing at approximately 10:40 CET [09:40 GMT]. The aircraft came down near to the A9, a road only a short distance from the airport. All flights to and from Schiphol have been suspended.

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