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Old 01-08-2003, 04:34 PM   #1
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72 die in Turkish airliner crash

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A Turkish Airlines plane crashed as it tried to land in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday, killing 72 of the 76 people aboard, Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu said. THE RJ-100, a four-engine plane built by British Aerospace, was on its way from Istanbul when it crashed in the largely Kurdish city of Diyarbakir.
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Scores killed in Turkey plane crash

Scores killed in Turkey plane crash

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The Turkish authorities say 75 people were killed when an airliner crashed on landing in thick fog near the south-eastern city of Diyarbakir.

Turkish Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu said only five people survived when the Turkish Airlines RJ-100 plane crash-landed onto a field near the city's airport.

Two Britons and an American are reported to be among the dead.

The four-engine aircraft, on Turkish Airlines flight TK 634 from Istanbul, hit the ground 30 metres short of a military runway in the wrong part of Diyarbakir airport, at about 2012 (1712 GMT).
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