Turkish Boeing 737-8F2 crashes at Amsterdam

TC-JGE prepares for takeoff at Lisbon prior to today's accident. Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth.

TC-JGE prepares for takeoff at Lisbon prior to today’s accident. Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth.

Turkish Airlines’ (Istanbul) flight TK 1951 from Istanbul to Amsterdam crashed today  in light fog short of runway 18R in an open field several hundred meters north of the security fence at AMS near the A9 Motorway.  Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JGE (msn 29789) split up into three pieces but there was no fire.  127 passengers (including a baby) and seven crew were on board. There are now nine reported deaths (mainly in the rear section) and at least 20 injured passengers and crew.

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