The two pilots and a flight attendant, who were killed at the Turkish Airlines (THY) plane crash in Amsterdam, were laid to rest in Istanbul Edirnekapi cemetery.
Captain Pilot Hasan Tahsin Arisan, Co-Pilot Olgay Ozgur and Flight Attendant Ulvi Murat Eskin buried with an official funeral ceremony with wide attendance of ministers, lawmakers, local and military officials, THY executives and personnel and citizens.
Dozens of Turkish airlines officials, wearing their uniform, attended the funeral.
Red cloves are distributed to all participants for symbol of the pain.
The funeral begin with one minute's silence and then Turkish national anthem was performed. The speakers readed biography of Turkish pilots who died in plane crash in Amsterdam.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Şubat 2009, 16:27
General director of THY, Temel Kotil, and the Head of Executive Committee of THY, Candan Karlıtekin, cried during their speech.
The Turkish Airlines plane with flight number 1951 bound to Amsterdam from Istanbul, crashed landed a little outside the Schiphol Airport on Wednesday, killing 9 people including three crew members and wounding many others.
Five of the 9 victims were Turkish and four others were U.S. nationals.