Turkish plane crash in Amsterdam

Turkish plane crash in Amsterdam

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Air traffic control confirms emergency at Schiphol Airport

A Turkish Airlines plane has crashed on landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol international airport, killing nine people and injuring 84, six critically.

The plane, carrying 127 passengers and seven crew, crashed short of the runway near the A9 highway. It broke into three pieces, but did not catch fire.

Three of those killed are crew members. Dutch officials say most of the passengers on board were Turkish.

It remains unclear why the plane, en route from Istanbul, crashed.

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft came down at 1031 local time (0931 GMT), several hundred yards (metres) short of the runway. It had left Istanbul's Ataturk Airport at 0622 GMT.

At a news conference in Amsterdam, officials confirmed that all the bodies had been removed from the plane.

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