Turkish private jet crashes in Iran

Turkish private jet crashes in Iran

The plane was believed to be owned by her father's company and carried Miss Basaran, seven of her friends and three crew members.

The private plane that crashed on Sunday evening in southwestern Iran had no UAE nationals on board, a statement from the Sharjah Civil Aviation Department (SCAD) said.

It says that the private jet crashed near the southern Iranian city of Shahr-e Kord on Sunday night.

Emergency crews had a hard approach to reach the crash site because of the mountainous terrain, ISNA said. Officials said that the identification of the bodies will be possible after DNA test.

Iranian news agencies are reporting that a Turkish plane traveling in Iran's air space has crashed.

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There were from 11 to 20 people aboard the ill-fate plane, Sky News Arabiya said. 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.

Turkey's private Dogan News Agency identified the plane as a Bombardier CL604, tail number TC-TRB.

There was no further activity on her account after that.

According to local Red Crescent officials, 7 teams of search and rescue have been dispatched to find the wreck of the crashed plane.

Last month, a plane carrying 66 people came down in Iran's Zagros mountains which are also in the west of the country.

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