Dutch Will Not Prosecute Turkish Airlines for 2009 Accident

 - April 30, 2012, 4:00 PM

The Dutch government has decided no charges will be brought against Turkish Airlines in the 2009 accident of a Boeing 737-800 on approach to the Netherlands Schiphol Airport, which claimed the lives of nine people and injured 84 more.

The aircraft crashed due to an altimeter error previous crews had experienced on the same aircraft but had failed to report. A Dutch prosecutor did say, however, that the Turkish crew should have recognized the situation and executed a missed approach.