Turkish private jet crashes in Iran

Turkish private jet crashes in Iran

Turkish private jet crashes in Iran

Iranian state TV reported citing aviation official that the crashed aircraft was heading from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Turkey's most populous city of Istanbul.

A spokesman for Iran's Emergency Organization said all the 11 people overseas the jet have been killed.

The Başaran Investment Holding operates in tourism, finance, construction, tourism, aviation, cement, and energy.

Reports say the plane fell down near Shahr-e Kord, the capital city of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.

Mina Basaran, the 28-year-old daughter of Basaran's chairman who is part of the company's board of managers and is in line to run the business, recently posted photographs on Instagram of what appeared to be her bachelorette party in Dubai.

The plane took off late yesterday afternoon and climbed to a cruising altitude of just over 35,000 feet.

The plane took off at 17:16 local time (13:16 GMT) and disappeared from the radar screen at 15:30 GMT, said the statement carried by the state WAM news agency.

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The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

According to preliminary data, the plane caught fire after it hit the ground.

Iranian media reported that rescuers had been dispatched by land to the crash site, which is located in a relatively isolated area Helen's Mountain - a protected area in the Zagros range.

Some reports said the plane went down during heavy rain.

Iranian rescue teams are having difficulties searching for survivors in the mountainous region.

Earlier in February, an Iranian ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, crashed in southern Iran, killing all 65 people on board.

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