Turkish Airlines: 21 accidents in 25 years
By Miriam Mannak
The accident with the Boeing 737 at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam is not the first plane of Turkish Airlines that has crashed.
According to statistics gathered by the Belgian newspaper De Morgen, the website www.airdisaster.com and The Daily Telegraph, the 75-year old airline experienced 21 accidents since 1973. Ten planes were lost.
Over the past 25 years, the death toll due to acccidents and crashes with Turkish Airlines planes has risen to 844.
Three major accidents occurred on international flights and 18 on domestic flights. One of the deadliest accidents involved flight 981, which crashed on March 3 1974 in Bois d'Ermenonville in France. All 333 passengers and 12 crew died on impact.