Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-25-2009, 02:20 AM   #1  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
MarioWife's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Nov 2008
Position: Run's one company
Posts: 27
Default Turkish Air Crashes Short of schiphol

Any one knows why? Its apperantly a 737-800, and they crashed short of the rw in schiphol amsterdam.
MarioWife is offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 02:30 AM   #2  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Sep 2008
Position: The Far Side
Posts: 945
Default

nu.nl/algemeen | Vliegtuig neergestort bij Schiphol

Don't ask me to translate. Looks like no fire, or it was extinguished fast.
rotorhead1026 is offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 03:11 AM   #3  
Gets Weekends Off
 
TurboDVR42's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Oct 2008
Position: -800
Posts: 384
Default

no fatalities...wonder what happen
TurboDVR42 is offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 03:18 AM   #4  
Gets Weekends Off
 
TurboDVR42's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Oct 2008
Position: -800
Posts: 384
Default

never mind, BBC just said one died
TurboDVR42 is offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 05:06 AM   #5  
Super Moderator
 
usmc-sgt's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,612
Default

I believe that number is up to 9 now according to CNN
usmc-sgt is offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 05:46 AM   #6  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Zayghami's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2008
Position: C402
Posts: 196
Default

this is getting out of control.... theres been too crashes this year...
Zayghami is offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 05:53 AM   #7  
Gets Weekends Off
 
captjns's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Feb 2006
Position: B-737NG preferably in first class with a glass of champagne and caviar
Posts: 5,347
Default

Check CNN International. You can accerss the PPRUNE site too.
captjns is offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 07:01 AM   #8  
Gets Weekends Off
 
⌐ AV8OR WANNABE's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,317
Unhappy Turkish 737-800 crashes in Amsterdam

My thoughts and prayers are with all the passengers and the crew....



Nine killed as Turkish plane crashes near Amsterdam airport

Turkish Airlines plane from Istanbul to Amsterdam, crashed 10:40 a.m local time
Plane broke in three, reports say survivors escaped through cracks in fuselage


(CNN) -- A Turkish passenger jet crashed as it tried to land at Amsterdam's main airport Wednesday, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 50 -- 25 seriously -- Dutch airport authorities have said.


Rescuers attend the fuselage of the Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 following Wednesday's crash.

The Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, which had 127 passengers and seven crew members according to the airline, broke into three pieces on impact in a field near Schiphol Airport.

The injured included both crew and passengers, said Assistant Local Mayor Michel Bezuijen.

It is too early to determine the cause of the crash, Bezuijen said.

A news photographer at the scene said she saw an unknown number of bodies lying under a white blanket, Maaike Voersma, a journalist with Dutch newspaper De Bers, told CNN.

A passenger on the plane who spoke to Turkish network DHA said he saw injured people trapped and squeezed between the seats when he walked off the plane.

The Boeing 737-800, which originated from Istanbul, Turkey, was trying to land at Schiphol when it went down at about 10:40 a.m. local time, Dutch airport officials said.

Pictures from the scene showed the plane broken in three pieces. One tear was in front of the wing, splitting the "Turkish" logo in two, and a larger tear was farther back along he fuselage.

Most of the injured were seated toward the back of the plane, which sustained the most damage, a passenger on the plane told Turkish station NTV. Many of the passengers simply walked off the plane through the cracks in the fuselage, witnesses told NTV.

Images from the scene showed medics treating passengers on the ground next to the buckled hulk of the plane, while firefighters and police examined the aircraft.

Emergency exits were wide open and there was no signs of fire damage to the fuselage. Also visible was one of the aircraft's engines, apparently separated from the shattered remains of one of the wings.

The plane landed in a flat farmer's field near the airport, RTL journalist Greg Crouch told CNN. He said the weather at the time was partly sunny with no wind or rain.

Witnesses said they saw the nose of the plane pitch up suddenly before the crash, Crouch said.

A bank manager who was a passenger on the plane told NTV that there were no emergency announcements. The crew's last word to the cabin was an announcement to fasten seatbelts and prepare for landing, the bank manager said.

He said he felt the pilot giving more power to the engines before feeling "turbulence," then a sudden drop. He described the crash as similar to a sudden impact that was over in a matter of seconds.

Kieran Daly, of Air Transport Intelligence said the impact had been severe but it could have been survivable because of the lack of fire. He added that there had been vast improvements in the materials used to build airplanes, meaning they did not burn as easily.

Daly also said that the Boeing 737-800 is a reliable aircraft that has been successful and safe in service.

"They really are pretty much state-of-the-art airliners with every imaginable technical benefit the industry has come up with over the years," Daly told CNN.

"You would be optimistic that they would be quite survivable in an accident." Daly said the Turkish aviation industry has a "pretty good record" of safety, and that Turkish Airlines, the national carrier, has a "very good record."

Turkish Airlines said it has 52 Boeing 737-800s in its fleet. They can carry as many as 165 passengers each, the airline said.

The airline's last accident was of a small commuter jet in 2003, he said. It was a fatal crash that happened at a remote airfield in eastern Turkey, he said. "Their mainline operation is safe," Daly said. "Their pilots are well thought of."

The last accident at Schiphol Airport happened in December 2003 when an EasyJet flight carrying 103 passengers to London collided while with a lamppost while taxiing during icy conditions, according to Aviation Safety Network's Web site. The crash caused significant damage to the aircraft, but no one was killed.

The last fatal incident at the Amsterdam airport happened in April 1994 when a KLM aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff as it tried to return to Schiphol. Three of the 24 passengers and crew members on board were killed.
⌐ AV8OR WANNABE is offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 08:05 AM   #9  
Banned
 
Joined APC: Jan 2006
Position: A-320
Posts: 6,929
Default

another unexplained pitching up of an airplane, another sad day, RIP for those that didnt make it out
JoeyMeatballs is offline  
Old 02-25-2009, 11:02 AM   #10  
Gets Weekends Off
 
RAHPilot5's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Dec 2008
Position: E-170 Airbender
Posts: 340
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zayghami View Post
this is getting out of control.... theres been too crashes this year...
That doesn't make any sense Zayghami
RAHPilot5 is offline  
 
 
 

 
Post Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jumpseating on Skywest freightdog Regional 64 12-03-2009 03:17 PM
Pacific Wings charges its pilots for CASS cencal83406 Regional 17 02-03-2009 08:19 PM
Rwy Incursion Lowlevel Regional 37 02-03-2009 11:04 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:49 AM.