Plane Crash in Turkey
Two black boxes have been recovered in the search for clues in the cause of the crash of the plan in Turkey, the BBC reported.
57 people, all Turkish, died when the Atlasjet McDonnel Douglas MD-83 jet crashed in south-west Turkey after taking off from Istanbul.
The weather conditions were not bad and the plane had no known technical problems, officials said.
The plane disappeared from radar around 1:36 local time and the wreckage was discovered five hours later in a mountainous area 7.5 miles from the Isparta airport, the plane was about to land at.
The cause of the crash was no immediately clear, Atlas chief executive Tuncay Doganer said.
"Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on television that the transport minister had told him the plane may have clipped a hill," the BBC said.
About 300 soldiers have protected the wreckage.
CNN reported that machinery was used to remove trees for easy access and the area is strewn with debris.
"Can Ertuna, of CNN affiliate station CNN Turk, said that Atlasjet was a relatively new company and that none of its flights had been involved in such a serious incident before."