Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Turkish private jet crashes in Iran; all 11 aboard killed

The country's Civil Aviation Organization spokesman Reza Jafarizadeh said the private jet crashed near Shahr-e Kord city some 230 miles south of the capital Tehran Turkish private jet crashes in Iran; all 11 aboard killed
Charlie Simmons | 12 March, 2018, 09:25

The Turkish plane crashed in southwest Iran on Sunday while taking the daughter of a top businessman and her friends back home to Turkey from a celebration in the UAE.

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.

Authorities said the jet crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran, some 370 kilometers (230 miles) south of the capital Tehran, amid heavy rain.

Reza Jafarzadeh, spokesman for Iran's Civil Aviation Organization, told state television the jet had crashed near the southwestern city of Shahr-e Kord. Officials said that the identification of the bodies will be possible after DNA test.

Turkish media say that the plane is owned by a major Turkish corporate group which is active in construction and other fields.

Among those photographs was an image of the plane posted three days ago.

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A little over an hour later, it rapidly gained altitude and then dropped drastically within minutes, according to FlightRadar24, a flight-tracking website. A private company that handles public relations for the Sharjah airfield declined to immediately comment.

It is said that TC-TRB tail registered Bombardier CL600 type aircraft belongs to Başaran Holding.

There was no further activity on her account after that.

Rescue teams have reportedly been sent to the crash site.

Last month, an Aseman Airlines plane crashed came down in Isfahan province.

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