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Turkish airliner crashes at Amsterdam, 1 killed, 20 hurt

A Turkish plane slammed into a field while attempting to land at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and broke into three pieces today, Dutch police said. Turkish Airlines said one person was killed and 20 injured.

Turkey's Transport Minister Binali Yildirim says 135 passengers and eight crew were aboard the Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Amsterdam.

Police spokesman Jaap Hage said a Turkish Airlines 737-800 had crashed in a field next to a runway.

The plane, Flight TK1951, left Istanbul's Ataturk Airport at 8:22am (0622 GMT).

An airport spokeswoman told Dutch NOS news that all flights to and from Schiphol had been suspended.

NOS quoted a local reporter, Onno Beukers, as saying that the wreckage was lying in a field next to the runway and that emergency services were treating passengers in the field.

A photo shown by the NOS showed the plan lying in three pieces in the muddy field. It did not appear that the plane had caught fire after the crash.


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