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Turkish Plane Crash Kills Nine

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Amsterdam, NLAt least 9 people have died in a plane crash in Amsterdam. The Turkish Airlines plane, with 135 people onboard, crashed into a muddy field while pilots were attempting to land at Amsterdam's main airport. In addition to the 9 deaths, more than 50 people suffered injuries in the crash. Some of those injuries were reportedly serious.

Plane CrashThe plane was flying from Istanbul to Amsterdam when it crashed approximately 2 miles from the runway. According to reports, it broke into 3 pieces when it hit the ground: the fuselage was split in 2 and the tail was broken off. The plane's engines broke off in the crash and landed in a field about 100 yards from the crash.

Among those dead are 2 pilots and an apprentice pilot. A spokesperson reported that of the injured, 11 people are in critical condition while 25 others are seriously wounded. One passenger said that the crash was over in less than 10 seconds. Luckily, the plane crashed without a fire, allowing many passengers to scramble to safety after the plane landed.

It is not yet known what caused the plane to crash. The weather in Amsterdam was cloudy with a slight drizzle, but officials have said there was good visibility at the time of the crash. They also said that there was no maintenance problems reported on the plane's documents. One official speculated that the lack of a fire in the crash could indicate "fuel starvation."

The Turkish Airline's plane was a Beoing 737-800. There were reportedly 4 Americans on the plane, including a Boeing official.


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