The 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.
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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.