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Turkish Airlines 737 was on autopilot

6 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed at Schiphol airport last week was running on autopilot, according to initial findings by Dutch investigation officials.The engines then cut out because a faulty altimeter prompted the plane to cut power to its engines, causing it to crash into farmland just short of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, killing nine people, including the three pilots, and injuring a further 50.

Turkish Airlines plane crashes at Schiphol

25 February 2009 Press Release Airline News

A Turkish Airlines flight has crashed into farmland just short of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, killing nine people and injuring a further 50.The Boeing 737-800, with 128 passengers plus seven crew members on board, crashed in a field near a motorway and broke into three pieces. However worse casualties were avoided because fire did not break out.