A passenger jet carrying 57 people crashed in southwestern Turkey, killing all aboard, the BBC reports. The MacDonnell Douglas 83, operated by budget airline Atlasjet, disappeared from radar just before landing in the town of Isparta. The cause remains under investigation, but the Turkish PM said the tail may have struck a hilltop, AFP reports.
"There are no survivors either among the passengers or the crew," said Tuncay Doganer, Atlasjet's chief executive. The plane took off 45 minutes prior to the crash from Istanbul, and weather conditions were fine, authorities said. It carried 50 passengers and seven crew members.