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Nine dead in Netherlands crash

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AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A local mayor says 9 people have been killed in the crash of a Turkish Airlines plane in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Officials say another 50 people were hurt when the plane crashed while attempting to land and broke into three pieces. There appears to have been no fire.

A Dutch reporter says the plane apeared to fall a couple of miles short of the runway of Amsterdam's main airport. The plane crashed in a field.

Turkish Airlines officials earlier said no one was killed among the 134 people aboard the plane, a Boeing 737-800.

There was no immediate word on what caused the crash, which happened in slightly misty weather with little wind.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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