‘Pilots unaware of faulty meter’
The pilots of the Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed close to Schiphol airport 12 days ago killing nine people were probably unaware that the plane’s altitude meter was defect, according to the general secretary of Aircraft Engineers International in Monday’s Volkskrant.
Fred Bruggeman says the problem with the meter was not mentioned in the aircraft’s logbook.
Last week a preliminary report by accident investigators said the faulty meter probably caused the crash.
On Saturday some 700 people attended a memorial service at a hangar at Schiphol Oost for those who died in the crash on February 25 and Schiphol airport observed a two minutes silence at noon.
Nine people are still in hospital, one in a critical condition.
The wreckage of the Turkish Airlines plane is to be cleared away this week.
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