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A Turkish Boeing 737-800 with 127 passengers and seven crewmembers onboard
A Turkish Boeing 737-800 with 127 passengers and seven crewmembers onboard crashed upon landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Wednesday.

Eyewitnesses said they saw survivors leaving the plane's wreckage, and Turkish Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim said no one was killed in the crash.

"Everyone survived the plane crash. So far 80 people have been evacuated," he said in a live interview on Turkish TV.

Turkish Airlines, the plane's owner, confirmed the information.

The crash could have been caused by turbulence, a survivor told CNN-Turk.

"We encountered turbulence, very strong turbulence," he said. "I thought we were going to land in a field or on a highway."

He added that over 40 people were injured in the crash.

The plane split into three pieces when it hit the ground. The aircraft crashed near one of the airport's four runways, some 100-150 meters (330-500 feet) from a busy highway. No explosion or fire followed.


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