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Plane crash closes Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Plane crash closes Amsterdam's Schiphol AirportTravelers heading in or out of Amsterdam are likely to face delays if their point of departure or arrival is Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

Yesterday (25th February 2009) a Turkish Airlines flight crashed at the airport causing it to be closed and all air traffic to be blocked as a consequence.

The accident involved a Boeing 737-800 that crashed while on its way from Istanbul to Amsterdam shortly before it was due to land.

Travelers flying in to Amsterdam before making their way to the Keukenhof Park Garden Show may find their plans severely disrupted.

The world's largest flower garden is open from 19th March 2009 until 21st May 2009 and features a huge variety of tulips among the seven million flowers.

Backpackers may be forced to extend their stay as a result of the disruption caused by the accident and should ensure they have booked a hostel to avoid being stranded.

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