A Turkish Private plane flying from UAE crashed in Iran, Killing 11 including Turkish socialite
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A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul crashed in a mountainous region of Iran during heavy rain, killing all 11 people on board( eight passengers and three crew), authorities said.
According to Mojtaba Khaledi, the spokesman of the country’s emergency management organization the plane hit a mountain near Shahr-e Kord and burst into flames. Shahr-e Kord is some 370 kilometers (230 miles) south of the capital, Tehran. local villagers had reached the site in the Zagros Mountains and found 11 badly burned bodies in the wreckage. He said DNA tests would be needed to identify the dead.
The plane took off around 4:41 p.m. (1311 GMT; 9:11 a.m. EST) Sunday and reached a cruising altitude of just over 35,000 feet, according to FlightRadar24, a flight-tracking website. At around 6:01 p.m. (1431 GMT; 10:31 a.m. EST), something appears to have gone wrong with the flight as it rapidly gained altitude and then dropped drastically within minutes, data published by the website showed.
Iranian officials said the plane took off from Sharjah International Airport on its way to Istanbul
The plane is a Bombardier CL604, tail number TC-TRB and belongs to a company named Basaran Holding
Mina Basaran, the 28-year-old daughter of Basaran’s chairman is assumed to be dead in crash
Basaran’s daughter Mina and seven of her friends, all flying back from a bachelorette party ahead of her planned wedding next month.
It still not clear who was on the plane at the time of the crash, though Iranian emergency management officials described all the passengers as being young women, according to IRNA.