Turkish Airline Crash - 2/24/09
Airlines Boeing 737 crashed while trying to
land at Amsterdam's Schiphol International
airport on Wednesday, killing at least nine
and injuring 50 of the 134 passengers on
examining turbulence as one of the possible
causes of the Turkish Airlines crash. Other
possible causes under investigation include
weather-related factors, insufficient fuel,
loss of fuel, navigational errors, pilot
fatigue or bird strikes.
the ground said the plane dropped from about
300 feet. It smashed into three pieces as it
skidded to a halt in the mud but there was
no fire. The crash came about two miles
short of the runway of Amsterdam's main
airport. The Boeing 737-800, plowed into a
muddy field near Amsterdam's main airport as
it tried to land.
also denied reports that the plane, which
was built in 2002, had had technical
problems in the days before the accident.
The plane underwent routine maintenance Feb.
19, and had to delay a flight Feb. 23, the
day before the crash to replace a faulty
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