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In pictures: Turkey plane crash

Rescue workers stand next to the wreckage of the crashed Atlasjet plane near the town of Keciborlu, in Isparta province, Turkey.

A passenger plane operated by budget airline Atlasjet has crashed in south-western Turkey. All 50 passengers and seven crew members perished, according to the airline.

The wreckage of the crashed Atlasjet plane near the town of Keciborlu, Isparta province, Turkey

Rescue workers found many of the dead lying amid a tangle of twisted metal and personal belongings at the mountainous crash site. Some of the bodies were still wearing seat belts.

Relatives of plane crash victims at Ataturk airport in Istanbul.

Distraught relatives of those travelling on the plane arrived at Ataturk airport in Istanbul.

Relatives of people travelling on the crashed Atlasjet plane wait for news, Ataturk airport, Istanbul.

Some faced an anxious wait as rescue teams located the wreckage and searched in vain for survivors.

Relatives of plane crash victims at Ataturk airport in Istanbul.

This woman fainted amid scenes of grief at the airport.

Relative of crash victim sits on ground at crash site near Keciborlu, in Isparta province, Turkey.

Relatives of the victims also travelled to the crash site, where some wept and pleaded to cross security cordons.

Soldiers and rescue workers carry body at crash site, near Keciborlu, in Isparta province, Turkey..

Soldiers and rescue workers retrieved the victims' remains and placed them in body bags. Ambulances drove them down a dirt track to a mortuary.

Part of the crashed McDonnell Douglas 83 aircraft, near Keciborlu, in Isparta province, Turkey.

Local officials said the aircraft had broken apart into two sections which landed in different locations. The airline said the cause of the crash was not clear.



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