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9 dead in Amsterdam plane crash

Published on 25/02/2009

AMSTERDAM – Nine people were killed and more than 25 seriously injured when a Turkish Airlines plane crashed Wednesday morning while attempting to land at an airport near Amsterdam, a Dutch official said.

"At this moment, there is according to our information nine deaths and more than 50 injured," mayor Michel Bezuijen of the Haarlemmermeer municipality, under which the Schiphol Airport falls, told a press conference.

The victims were among passengers hospitalised with injuries. About 50 people were injured, among 25 who were seriously injured.

"Of the 50 people injured, 25 were seriously injured," said Bezuijen. "They include crew."

The official said 56 foreigners and 78 Turkish nationals were on board the aircraft.

AFP / Expatica