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Compensation payment - Boeing 737- 800 Aircraft accident of flight TK 1951 at Amsterdam Airport


Turkish Airlines would once more like to express its endless grief and sorrow and sincere condolences for the relatives of the deceased passengers and crew, and prays for the urgent recovery of the injured passengers in relation to the Boeing 737- 800 Aircraft accident of flight TK 1951 at Amsterdam Airport dated February 25th 2009 . As an initial step of Family Assistance Services Turkish Airlines will make on a without prejudice basis non-refundable advance payments to injured passengers and relatives of deceased passengers.

Turkish Airlines shall make these advance payments to natural persons who are entitled to claim compensation to meet the immediate economical needs of such persons. The advance payments shall not constitute a recognition of liability and shall be offset against any amounts subsequently payable as damages by the carrier.

In clarification of messages in the press, Turkish Airlines confirms that it will make on this basis advance payments as follows:

(a) an initial non-refundable advance payment of 5,000 euros to every surviving passenger for immediate economic needs;
(b) unless the passengers has been hospitalised in excess of three days, in which case an initial non-refundable advance payment of 10,000 euros will be made payable; and
(c) deceased passengers’ family members, who are entitled to claim compensation, will receive an initial non-refundable advance payment of 50,000 euros per passenger.

Any further information with respect to these initial payments can be obtained through telephone number +90 212 465 21 60

In general Turkish Airlines confirms that in relation to the accident it will fully meet its obligations under applicable law to persons who are entitled to claim compensation. Any queries with respect to such compensation, including requests for advance payments in excess of the initial payments referred to above, should be addressed to the lawyers appointed to handle claims arising from the accident:

For all passengers residing in Turkey
Elif Kunt
Kunt & Ort. Hukuk Bürosu
Cumhuriyet Cad. Yedek Reis Sok. Ergun Plaza No:9 Kat:7 34805 Kavacık – İSTANBUL Turkey
Fax: +90 (0) 216 680 40 37

For all passengers residing outside Turkey
Willem H. van Baren
Allen & Overy LLP
Apollolaan 15 1077 AB Amsterdam P.O. Box 75440 1070 AK AMSTERDAM The Netherlands
Fax: +31 (0) 20 674 1865


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