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9 killed, 85 wounded when Boeing 737-800 crashed near Schiphol Amsterdam
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The plane, with 135 people on board, crashed in a field near a motorway and broke into three pieces.

Nine people were killed, 6 passengers and 3 crew mwmnbers, and reports say 85 people were wounded.

The Turkish Airlines 737-800, left Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport at 8.22 am (0622 GMT) bound for Amsterdam with 127 passengers, including a baby, and seven crew members on board.

According to eyewitnesses, Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 landed at “massive speed” in a field by the A9 motorway, missing the runway at Amsterdam Schipol Airport, one of the busiest in Europe, by more than three miles.

"We felt something odd was going on. The plane spun out of control and then we landed with a thud in a field and saw one of the engines break off.

"Everything happened so quickly within a few seconds, so we didn't even have time to panic," said Tuncer Mutluhan, a Turkish survivor,

Added: Feb-25-2009 Occurred On: Feb-25-2009
By: beck64
Tags: schiphol, crash, accident, plane, turkish airlines, amsterdam, killed, wounded, injured, boeing
Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (load item map)
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