Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Private jet flying from Sharjah to Turkey crashes in Iran

Private jet flying from Sharjah to Turkey crashes in Iran

There were no survivors.

That's according to a report Sunday night on the crash that quotes the Iranian Red Crescent.

Day earlier, the ill-fated plane took the daughter of a Turkish tycoon and seven of her friends to Dubai for a bachelorette party in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), worldwide media reported.

Wealthy Turkish socialite Mina Basaran and her seven friends were killed when their private plane crashed in Iran. Instagram @minabasaran
Wealthy Turkish socialite Mina Basaran and her seven friends were killed when their private plane crashed in Iran. Instagram @minabasaran

It was reported to be still burning around noon Central Time.

Other Iranian media said the plane went down in a remote mountain in the snow-capped Zagros range during bad weather.

News website asriran.com is quoting the country's Civil Aviation Organization spokesman, Reza Jafarizadeh, as saying it was a private jet that crash near Shahr-e Kord city, some 370 kilometres (230 miles) south of the capital Tehran.

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The plane was carrying 11 people, 8 passengers, including 6 Turkish nationals and 2 Spaniards with three crew members.

A prominent bride-to-be and her closest friends have died in a private plane crash during a bachelorette trip from Dubai.

The plane was goint to Istanbul from UAE when it crashed in heavy rain in the mountainous region of Iran.

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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.

A search and rescue operation is underway.

They are still working on bringing the remains of those killed down the valley from the crash site which lies at a height of about 4,000 metres (13,000 feet).

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