Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam - TK1951

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Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam - TK1951

Post by Air2D2 » 25 Feb 2009, 11:09

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 with 135 pax on board crashes in Schiphol.

See Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf : http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/3336 ... html?p=2,1

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THY crash at AMS

Post by earthman » 25 Feb 2009, 11:09

Breaking news, apparently a THY plane with 100 passengers on board crashed on landing and broke into three pieces near AMS.

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by Air2D2 » 25 Feb 2009, 11:15

Summary in English :

A Boeing 737-400 of Turkish Airlines crashed close to the Polderbaan.
135 passengers aboard.
Seems to be a major crash.
All traffic on Schiphol is on hold.
No further details.
Aircraft broken in 3 pieces ; no fire.
Emergency services are on the spot.
No news yet on casualties.
Eyewitness saw approx 80 pax escaping from the plane.

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by Sam V » 25 Feb 2009, 11:15

Traffic is taking off and landing again


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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by sabtech81 » 25 Feb 2009, 11:24

Air2D2 wrote:Summary in English :

A Boeing 737-400 of Turkish Airlines crashed close to the Polderbaan.
135 passengers aboard.
Seems to be a major crash.
All traffic on Schiphol is on hold.
No further details.
Aircraft broken in 3 pieces ; no fire.
Emergency services are on the spot.
No news yet on casualties.
Eyewitness saw approx 80 pax escaping from the plane.
it's a B737-NG probably a -800

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by earthman » 25 Feb 2009, 11:26

Apparently it crashed just short of the runway. No fire, could this mean it was out of fuel or something like that?

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by Sam V » 25 Feb 2009, 11:26

It was a landing flight
so no aborted take off or take off over run

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by teddybAIR » 25 Feb 2009, 11:30

In the picture the airframe seems quite intact (no implosion of the structure)...on first sight also no signs of fire in the cabin. Both observation hint at a high survivability of the crash. Let's hope for the passengers and crew that the consequences remain limited to injuries...

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by Sam V » 25 Feb 2009, 11:35

Verschillende Turkse media hebben het over een dode en 20 gewonden. Dat is niet officieel bevestigd.
Bron: De Redactie: http://www.deredactie.be/cm/de.redactie ... 0225_crash

Quick translation:
Turkish media speaks about 1 dead and 20 injured, is not yet officially confirmed
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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by EHAM » 25 Feb 2009, 11:40

Aircraft involved is TC-JGE flight TK1951.

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by BrightCedars » 25 Feb 2009, 11:46

Seeing the coverage on CNN here in Beirut. Looks indeed like the fatality will be limited, although there are reports of at least 1 dead.

It was awkward to see CNN reporting the breaking news headline of a Turkish Airlines Airbus A380 down for a couple minutes. Some journalists should learn the basics of their job! Airbus should sue them to set the record straight!

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by jan_olieslagers » 25 Feb 2009, 11:49

No fire, could this mean it was out of fuel or something like that?
What do you mean by "something like that" ? Out of fuel is out of fuel. Birdstrike is birdstrike.
But yes it could be out of fuel, yes.
It could also be a zillion other things.
How many times must we still insist NOT to speculate?
Please wait for official info, it will surely come when available.

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by Sam V » 25 Feb 2009, 12:01

Als bij wonder zijn er geen doden gevallen, meldt de Turkse minister van Transport.
bron: http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/960/Buitenland ... oden.dhtml

Turkish minister of transport says there are no casualties

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by BigJets » 25 Feb 2009, 12:07

Several aircraft have diverted to Brussels including:

KLM 737-800

KLM A330-200 PH-AOA

Northwest A330-300

Any others? ...

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by Air2D2 » 25 Feb 2009, 12:10

Extra news bulletin on the crash on the Belgian VRT-television : "Eén" at 12h15

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by Sam V » 25 Feb 2009, 12:21

Air2D2 wrote:Extra news bulletin on the crash on the Belgian VRT-television : "Eén" at 12h15
Reporter on the scene says he saw 7 body bags

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Re: Turkish Airlines B737 crashes in Schiphol Amsterdam

Post by LX-LGX » 25 Feb 2009, 12:22

There's a press conference in AMS at 13h30,

live coverage on Dutch NOS-tv.

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