Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 - 25 Feb 2009

Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 - 25 Feb 2009

AirbusA330
February 25, 2009: A typical landing goes horribly wrong when a near-full 737-800 slams into the ground only 1.5km from the runway at Amsterdam Schiphol Int'l Airport. The aircraft - TC-JEG, a Boeing 737-8F2 operating Turkish Airlines Flight TK1951 from Istanbul to Amsterdam - breaks into three pieces, scattering debris across a field adjacent to a busy highway, the Polderbaan. The Poldercrash, as it came to be known, claimed the lives of 9 people (4 crew, including the pilots and a jumpseat pilot, and 5 passengers) out of 135 passengers and crew onboard. A preliminary investigation found that the crash was caused primarily by the aircraft's automated reaction which was triggered by a faulty radio altimeter. This caused the autothrottle to decrease the engine power to idle during approach. The crew noticed this too late to take appropriate action to increase the thrust and recover the aircraft before it stalled and crashed. Boeing has since issued a bulletin to remind pilots of all 737 series and BBJ aircraft of the importance of monitoring airspeed and altitude, advising against the use of autopilot or autothrottle while landing in cases of radio altimeter discrepancies. /// Soooooo yeah. A WAY more detailed version of TK1951 compared to the first version I did ages ago. I mean, just look at the fuselage metal detailing between the two. xD Thanks to AN777 and the person who made the innards of the engines (roisamir, i think. Not entirely sure, whatever). #1951 #737 #737800 #7378F2 #Accident #Airlines #Amsterdam #Boeing #Crash #Flight #Polderbaan #Poldercrash #TCJEG #TK #TK1951 #Turkish
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