March 23, 2018

Plane from UAE to Turkey crashes in Iran

13 March 2018, 03:53 | Darnell Patrick

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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.

Yet on Sunday, a tragic plane crash in Iran cut short the lives of a party of eight close friends who had travelled to the UAE for a hen party, as well as three female crew members.

The plane was owned by a private holding company of her father, Turkish businessman Huseyin Basaran, and carried eight passengers and three crew, an official for Turkey's transport ministry said.

A 28-year-old bride Mina Basaran, her entire bridesmaid and 3 others have lost their lives after Mina's private plane crash-landed on return from a bachelorette party in Dubai.

Basaran Investment Holding, which has been active since 1930s in Turkey, has widespread investments, from hazelnut production and energy, to tourism and and construction.

Ms Basaran on board a plane on Thursday.

He confirmed the plane had hit a mountain, adding that DNA tests will be needed to identify the bodies.

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The jet suddenly gained altitude roughly 80 minutes into the flight, and then plunged 3,050 metres, before disappearing from the radar, according to data from FlightRadar24.

The Red Cross found the wreckage an reported that none had survived the crash.

Who was Mina Basaran, the Turkish bride whose private Sharjah-Istanbul plane crashed?

Just a day before the crash on Sunday, Mina posted a smiling picture of her and seven friends at a Dubai resort, writes, but it seems her Instagram account has since been deleted.

Families of the victims arrived Monday in Shahr-e Kord, accompanied by Turkish diplomats, IRNA reported. The post, tagged #minasbachelorette, said it was taken at the luxury hotel, One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai.

After learning that the private Turkish plane crashed in Iranian territory on Sunday evening, the GCAA sent out a tweet extending its honest condolences to the families of the victims on board.

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