Airline to compensate passengers over Schiphol crash

3rd March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Families of those killed in the crash will receive EUR 50,000, while all other passengers will be paid EUR 5,000 or more depending on their injuries.

ANKARA – Turkish Airlines said Tuesday it will compensate all passengers on the plane that crash-landed last week near Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, killing nine people and injuring more than 80.

"We are going to give EUR 50,000 to the families of those who died, and between EUR 5,000 to EUR 10,000 for those who were injured and EUR 5,000 to all the other passengers," airline spokesman Ali Genc told AFP by telephone from Istanbul, where the company is based.

The airline will also reimburse all hospital expenses incurred by those injured in the crash on 25 February.

"Even if a passenger did not suffer any physical injuries, he probably has suffered some mental trauma, and we have taken that into account," he said.

What caused the Boeing 737-800, en route from Istanbul to Amsterdam with 127 passengers and seven crew, to crash and break into three pieces as it came in to land at Schiphol airport, is still unknown.

Authorities have said the preliminary results of the official investigation into the black box recordings could be released this week when a team of Paris-based experts have finished their analysis.

AFP / Expatica

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