Killed As Private Jet From UAE To Turkey Crashes In Iran


According to local media reports, the ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop operated by Aseman Airlines, crashed in the close vicinity of the remote mountain town of Semirom, which is located approximately 400 miles south of the Iranian capital city Tehran.

The Istanbul-bound plane, which took off from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, was carrying eight passengers and three crew members, Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported.

The aviation authorities said the plane did not apply for maintenance on the ground at the airport.

That plane was carrying a wealthy businessman's daughter and her friends home from a Dubai bachelorette party.

Mina Basaran, 28, was the daughter of Basaran Holdings chief Huseyin Basaran and was part of the company's board of managers, reports the New York Times.

The ministry identified the plane as a Canadair CL604, tail number TC-TRB. Some ran their own fashion and jewellery companies while Ms Basaran was being groomed to succeed her father as head of a business empire, Basaran Investment Holdings, that includes interests in finance, tourism, construction and aviation.

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

Emergency services said it crashed in a mountainous region and caught fire.

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Six rescue teams were dispatched to the site of the crash, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency.

Flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 writes the plane gained altitude and within minutes dropped drastically.

A Turkish socialite and seven of her friends has died in a plane crash in Iran after celebrating her hen do in Dubai.

Families of the victims arrived in Shahr-e Kord accompanied by Turkish diplomats, IRNA reported.

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

The photograph, hashtagged #minasbachelorette and #bettertogether, said it was taken at the One and Only Royal Mirage luxury hotel in Dubai.

The blackbox of the Turkish private jet that crashed in southwestern Iran on Sunday night was found, deputy governor of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province said on Monday.

The last photo on Mina Barasan's Instagram account showed her surrounded by seven other young women, all wearing robes and sunglasses.