February 25, 2009 at 9:36 AM CST - Updated July 3 at 9:11 AM
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Authorities say they have found the flight data recorders of a plane that crashed in Amsterdam, killing two pilots, an apprentice pilot and six others.
Fred Sanders of the Dutch Safety Board said Wednesday afternoon, "The recording equipment has been found." He said it would be sent to Paris for analysis.
The Turkish Airlines jet plowed into a muddy field near Amsterdam's main airport as it tried to land. In addition to those killed, more than 50 people were injured, six of them critically, as the fuselage shattered into three pieces.
7:52 a.m. UPDATE
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Airport authorities say 9 confirmed dead, 50 injured in Turkish Airlines crash at Schiphol Internation Airport in Amsterdam.
However, in Turkey, the head of the airlines board says all 127 passengers and seven crew members survived the crash. Turkey's Transport Minister Binali Yildirim earlier had said there were 135 passengers and eight crew.
Dutch police say the plane slammed into the field next to a runway while attempting to land and broke into three pieces.
Dutch NOS news is reporting that emergency services are treating passengers at the crash site.
Photos of the crash show no signs of fire. There is no word yet on what caused the crash, which happened in slightly misty weather with little wind.