On the morning of the 25th of february at 1030 Local a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8F2, TC-JGE, c/n 29789/1065 crashed during the final stages of it´s approach into Amsterdam Schipol´s runway 18R. The aircraft crashed aproximatly 1 mile short of the runway onto a farmers field.
The flight was operating flight TK1951 from Istanbul and had a total of 135 souls on board. It has now been confirmed that 9 passengers onboard has paid the ultimate price and around 50 passengers has suffered injuries.
The aircraft first flew on 24th of January 2002.
1 Darryl Morrell
(25. 2. 2009, 11:59 CET)
Latest from Turkish is no-one dead, which is good news
2 Darryl Morrell
(25. 2. 2009, 14:16 CET)
Sources now say nine people died
3 JPC van Heijst
(25. 2. 2009, 16:29 CET)
135 people on board including crew, 9 people confirmed dead another 50 injured. Latest witnessreports suggest a total powerloss during the approach on runway 18R.
4 Piran Smith
(25. 2. 2009, 21:15 CET)
Nose pitched up on approach according to the news, such a shame to see another plane crash!