Friday, November 30, 2007

Turkish plane crash kills 56

All 56 people on board a passenger plane that crashed in south-western Turkey have died. Initial reports from rescue helicopter teams found no survivors according to Tuncay Doganer, the head of Atlasjet.
The McDonnell Douglas 83 was carrying 49 passengers and seven crew. The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Istanbul to the town of Isparta when it disappeared from radar screens shortly before it was due to land. The crash happened at 23:36 GMT [01:36 local time Friday]. The weather was said to be good at the time of the crash and there were no reports of problems with the aircraft [BBC]

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