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 ...

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