Turkish private jet crashes in Iran

Pauline Gross
March 13, 2018

It says that the private jet crashed near the southern Iranian city of Shahr-e Kord on Sunday night.

On yet another Sunday, a private jet carrying 11 females crashed, killing 11 people on board, in the second air crash involving Iran in less than a month, when 66 people died on a passenger plane, on a Sunday as well.

A private Turkish plane crashed on Sunday in western Iran, Iran's Press TV reported. He has business interests in the energy, finance, construction, food and tourism sectors, among others.

In another picture, she held heart-shaped balloons inside the plane.

The device will give an indication of the cause of the crash, which eye-witnesses on the ground said was preceded by a fire on the plane; however, bad weather conditions at the crash site made the operation hard but the bodies were all recovered and officials said eight had been identified.

Emergency personnel are struggling to reach the crash site because of the mountainous terrain, local media reported.

It was unclear what caused the crash, but Iran's state news agency Irna said its black boxes had been retrieved from the site.

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It was traveling back to Istanbul when it gained altitude and then "dropped drastically", according to a flight-tracking website.

The last videos posted to her account showed her and friends enjoying a concert by pop star Rita Ora at a popular Dubai nightclub. The Turkish Transport Ministry said the plane belongs to Başaran Holding.

He added DNA tests would be needed for the identification of the dead.

Mina Basaran, a socialite who had more than 85,000 followers on Instagram, was reportedly on the management board at her father's company and was next in line to run the business.

Reports said that just a day before, the eight young women had posted a picture of themselves smiling and relaxing in Dubai on social media.

After learning that the private Turkish plane crashed in Iranian territory on Sunday evening, the GCAA sent out a tweet extending its honest condolences to the families of the victims on board.

Other reports by GizPress

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