AtlasJet Flight KK 4203 had originated in Istanbul shortly before 01:00 AM on November 30, 2007, and was approaching Süleyman Demirel Airport at Isparta when air traffic control lost contact with the aircraft. The crash site was discovered in a mountainous region about seven miles from the Isparta airport, near a village called Keciborlu. Both the Flight Data Recorder and the Cockpit Voice Recorder were reported to have been recovered from the wreckage.
The aircraft was on lease to AtlasJet from World Focus Airlines, according to a press statement about the accident issued by the CEO of AtlasJet, Tuncay Doganer. The pilots, cabin crew chief, and a flight technician all were employees of World Focus. The other three cabin crew were AtlasJet Staff.
The airline has released the names of the crew of AtlasJet Flight 4203, who perished in the accident:
World Focus Crew
Pilots: SERHAT ÖZDEMİR, TAHİR AKSOY
Cabin Chief: ÇAĞATAY ŞİRİN
Flight Technician: ALAATTİN ÇELİK GÜRTÜRK
AtlasJet Cabin Crew: MANA TOPÇU, SİNEM HATİCE VURGUN, MUMİNE BULUT
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Condolences to the families of the crew and passengers of AtlasJet Flight KK 4203.