The Feb. 25, 2009, crash of a Turkish Airlines 737-800 on approach to Amsterdam Schiphol was caused by a malfunctioning radio altimeter, a non-stabilized approach, poor reactions from the pilots and insufficient directions from air traffic control, the Dutch Safety Board concluded in its final report released yesterday. Nine persons were killed and a further 120 injured after the aircraft crashed short of the runway during final approach. "That the accident could happen was the ...

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