Quelques détails vu sur ATW on line :
Le 737-800 de la THY avait subi un Check C à partir du 22 octobre 2008
Puis un Check A le 19 fevrier 2009. Karp sous-entend un problème moteur, aussi, mais qu'est-ce que ça vaut à ce stade ? http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=15752
Friday February 27, 2009
Turkish Airlines defended the maintenance record of the 737-800 that crashed on approach to Amsterdam Schiphol on Feb. 25, while Dutch investigators focused on whether the aircraft's sudden drop into a field suggested possible engine trouble.
THY said in a statement that the aircraft underwent a C check on Oct. 22, an A check on Feb. 19 and was taken out of service briefly on Feb. 23 when "the pilot reported a malfunction of the Master Caution Light. . .and the part was replaced
Following the replacement, the aircraft "had successfully accomplished landing and taking off. .
.eight times," THY said. "Being uncompromising in flight safety, Turkish Airlines has been applying all those processes of maintenance under the directions of both international and domestic aviation authorities as well as the manufacturers of aircraft."
Dutch Safety Board Chairman Pieter van Vollenhoven told NOS television in the Netherlands that the 737-800 plummeted to the ground in a way that suggested it "literally [fell] out of the sky" and could have lost engine power, but he cautioned that engine trouble was just one of many possible causes and no definitive statements are being made by investigators. He added that the flight data and cockpit voice recorders are being examined and that investigators "hope to have a firmer grip" on the accident shortly, with a possible briefing on preliminary findings next week.
The CFM56-7B-powered -800 broke into three parts when it hit a field short of the runway . Surviving passengers described a normal flight with no indication of trouble until the aircraft crashed without warning shortly after the landing announcement had been made.
Authorities said the dead included five Turks (including the two pilots and a third pilot-in-training)
and four Americans. Six of the injured passengers reportedly are in critical condition. "In our sad condition our only consolation is that the total loss of life and the number of injuries are fewer than expected in such an accident," THY President and CEO Temel Kotil said.by Aaron Karp