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World Briefing / The Netherlands

False reading blamed in crash

March 05, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A false reading from a faulty altimeter caused an autopilot to sharply slow a Turkish Airlines jet short of the runway last month, sending it plunging into a muddy field and killing nine people, Dutch investigators said.

The flight carrying 135 passengers and crew crashed less than a mile from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as it was landing.

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