American crash victims repatriated

3rd March 2009, Comments 0 comments

The four American victims of the Turkish Airline flight were returned home for burial.

THE HAGUE—A spokesperson for the American Embassy in The Hague reported that the remains of four victims of the Turkish Airline crash at Schiphol have been repatriated.

Out of privacy considerations he couldn’t say when they arrived in the US, or when funerial services will be held. The five Turkish victims of the crash were buried over the weekend.

Three of the four American victims were employees of the airplane manufacturer Boeing. Several people close to the victims left their condolences on Boeing’s website in the past few days saying that they’d been in their thoughts and that they’d been praying for them.

They also asked the media to respect their privacy.

According to a spokesperson for Schiphol, there will likely be a memorial service held this week, but it wasn’t certain when, exactly. Survivors, emergency workers, and dignitaries will be present.

Minister of the Interior Guusje ter Horst visited Haarlemmermeer Monday to talk about the tragedy. He visited the crash site, and talked with emergency workers.

It wasn’t made clear when the plane would be dismantled and removed from the site.

ANP/Lila Lundquist/Expatica

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