An Atlasjet Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (TC-AKM) crashed today during landing in Isparta (Suleyman Demirel Airport), Turkey – killing all on board. The plane was belonging to World Focus Airlines, leased by Atlasjet Airlines.
Flight KK 4203 departed Istanbul (IST) at 00:50 on a domestic flight to Isparta (ISE). During approach to Isparta the airplane crashed on a hill approximately 5.000 feet in the northwest of the airport, at 01:35 local time. According to local media the plane had broken into two pieces, with its fuselage and tail landing in different locations. “Anatolia” reported the plane’s tail with engines was found at the top of a hill while the fuselage was 500 feet lower. All 56 people on board have been killed (Crew: 7 / Passengers: 49). Weather reported was “10km visibility, no strong winds” – sorry, no METAR yet.