On Thursday afternoon relatives, survivors and other interested parties will commemorate the 57 people killed in a Martainair plane crash in Faro, Portugal on December 21st, 1992. The gathering will happen in the Sint Jansbasiliek in Laren. This 24th commemoration will also be the last one, due to declining interest, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.
A plane destined for Amsterdam crash landed at the Dutch capital's airport Thursday evening after its right landing gear apparently collapsed. The FlyBe plane departed from Edinburgh, Scotland with 59 people on the aircraft.
The plane wound up next to the runway in the aftermath of the incident. It was not revealed if the rough winds that forced flight cancellations in Thursday had anything to do with the crash. Wind gusts were expected to hit 130 km/h on Thursday.
Videos shared on social media separated to show the plane's propellers striking the ground.
A small Piper Cadet aircraft crashed at Texel Airport on Saturday afternoon after the pilot misjudged the landing and initiated it too early. Both pilot and the single passenger escaped unharmed
For the time being KLM has decided not to change the cockpit rules that state that a pilot has to close the door behind him when leaving the cockpit. The airline will await the full results of the investigation into the Germanwings accident before considering changing the rules.