Queen Beatrix sends Condolences to Aircrash Victims

  February 26, 2009 at 12:24 am by

Queen Beatrix has sent her deepest condolences, expressing her profound sadness, to the victims of yesterday’s aeroplane crash and their families. The Queen is in contact with the authorities in being updated on the crash.

Nine people were killed and eighty-six injured when Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, en route from Istanbul, crashed on its approach to the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The plane was carrying 127 passengers and seven crew members.

The Queen’s brother-in-law, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, was at the scene of the crash yesterday. He embarked the aircraft, which broke into three pieces, and surveyed the accident. Pieter has said that the plane’s black box has been found, which can be of vital importance in determining what occured in the aircraft’s final moments. Pieter did this in his capacity as the Chair of the Transport Safety and Security Board.

The Professor was schedueled to open the MOTORFair in Utrecht yesterday, but cancelled his attendance at the event due to the disaster.

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