Turkish Airlines flight TK1951 crashes in Amsterdam

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A Turkish Airlines jet carrying 134 people crashed near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Wednesday.

There were conflicting reports about whether people were injured or killed in the crash. Seven people died, the Turkish government said, while Dutch broadcaster NOS said nine people were killed.

Airline officials said no one on board had been killed but twenty people were badly injured.

According to Dutch police, the Boeing 737-800 jet broke into three pieces on impact.

Photos showed a break in the tail section of the plane, and a wide crack in the fuselage just behind the cockpit.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and injured survivors were being transported to nearby hospitals.

Flight TK1951 took off at 7.55am in Istanbul and was expected to land at 10.40 am in Amsterdam.

Television images of the crash show no signs of fire. There is no word yet on what caused the accident, which happened in calm weather with a light drizzle.

UPDATE 1

Investigations are continuing into what caused the aircraft to crash. At least nine people were killed and 84 injured when the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed Wednesday in a field near Amsterdam’s main airport, the BBC has reported.

Three of those killed were members of the crew. Dutch officials said most of the passengers on board were Turkish.

The flight data and voice recorders from the aircraft have been found and are being sent for expert analysis.