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In pictures: Schiphol plane crash

Wreckage of a Turkish Airlines plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on 25 February 2009

A plane has crashed while attempting to land at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens.

Wreckage of a Turkish Airlines plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on 25 February 2009

The Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul with 128 passengers and seven crew broke up when it hit a muddy field short of the runway.

Bodies covered in white lie on the ground

Rescue workers pulled the bodies of victims from the wreckage and laid them on the ground near the crumpled, single-aisle Boeing 737-800.

A wounded passenger is transported to hospital

The luckier ones were rushed to hospitals in Amsterdam as well as nearby Haarlem. Officials said some 84 people were taken to hospitals, including 31 who were severely hurt.

Wreckage of a Turkish Airlines plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on 25 February 2009

The airliner broke into three parts during the crash landing, but no fire appeared to have broken out.

The tail of the crashed Turkish Airlines aircraft

The tail section of the plane broke off completely. There was also a wide crack in the fuselage just behind the cockpit.

Wreckage of a Turkish Airlines plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on 25 February 2009

One of the plane's heavily damaged engines lay a few hundred metres from the wreckage.

Relatives of passengers on board the crashed plane arrive at the Turkish Airlines headquarters in Istanbul

Family members gathered at the Turkish Airlines office in Istanbul to await news of their loved ones.

Emergency services rush to the scene of a plane crash in Amsterdam on 25 February 2009

Turkey's transport minister said it was a "miracle" that there were not more casualties.

Wreckage of a Turkish Airlines plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on 25 February 2009

Crash investigators have been working at the scene to try to establish what happened.

Rescue workers observe an aircraft that crashed in Amsterdam on 25 February 2009

There was no immediate indication of the likely cause.



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