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No survivors from Turkey plane crash

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No survivors from Turkey plane crash


Rescue teams have located the wreckage of the plane that crashed in Turkey overnight, killing all 56 people on board. The workers were able to confirm there were no survivors – one of their main tasks now is to locate the black boxes that might explain why the AtlasJet airliner dropped out of the sky on a clear night with no particular weather problems.

The wreckage was spotted by military helicopters in mountains near to Isparta Airport. The 165-seater McDonnell Douglas was on an internal flight from Istanbul to Isparta. It is thought all the passengers and crew were Turkish.

Throughout the night, friends and relatives gathered at Isparta airport, looking for answers that no-one can give them yet. Authorities say the plane had begun its descent when the pilot contacted the control tower for clearance to land.

After the control tower gave the go-ahead the aircraft dropped off the radar.

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