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Risks of living close to Schiphol: Burning airplane flying over Haarlem...

Earlier this evening, while watching some TV I heard an airplane fly over. Because Haarlem relatively close to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, this happens more often. However, this time from the sound I knew that it was flying extremely low.

Turns out that it was an aircraft from Royal Air Maroc that encountered a birdstrike after taking off from Schiphol. After that, it was flying burning over Haarlem (eyewitnesses state as low as 100 meters), after which it made a safe emergency landing at Schiphol again.

Happy everything turned out ok.

Guido Diepen

Guido Diepen

Senior Data Scientist at T-Mobile NL | Fascinated with new technologies and tools | Trying to automate the boring bits of life | Love to travel

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