Tuesday, 15 January 2013

DutchNews.nl - Turkish airline crash in 2009: altitude meter repaired 16 times


Crucial equipment on a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 which crashed near Schiphol airport in 2009, killing nine people, had been found to be defective 16 times in the year before the accident, transport minister Wilma Mansfeld has told parliament.

A faulty altimeter - apparatus to measure how high a plane is from the ground - was found to be one of the main causes of the crash, in which 80 people were also injured.

 DutchNews.nl - Turkish airline crash in 2009: altitude meter repaired 16 times 

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