US investigators to assist in Turkish 737 crash investigation

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A team from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is being sent to Amsterdam to assist in the investigation of a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 that crashed earlier today on approach to Schipol airport enroute from Istanbul.

Flight 1951 crashed short of the runway.

NTSB senior air safety investigator Joe Sedor is leading the team of three investigators. Technical advisors from FAA, Boeing and General Electric are also assisting in the investigation.

Earlier today officials from Schipol Airport said they believe at least nine people were killed in the crash, and 50 individuals were injured.