Turkish private jet crashes in Iran

A Turkish private plane carrying at least 11 people crashed Sunday in western Iran, according to Iran's Civil Aviation Organisation.

We can confirm that a Turkish private jet while passing through our airspace disappeared from the radar and crashed near Shahr-e Kord," a spokesperson told the country's state television.

All 11 people died in the crash, according to Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper, citing the Iranian Emergency Relief Agency.

Eight passengers were in the plane the head of the Turkish Red Crescent, Dr Kerem Kınık, said on Twitter.

Two female pilots and an air stewardess were also said to be on board, according to Turkish media.

The crash occurred around 6.40 pm local time and emergency services reached the site at about 9.30 pm, Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper said.

The plane belonged to Turkish firm Başaran Holding, tweeted Kınık.

He also shared a photograph that he said came from Iranian journalists of what appeared to be the crash.

Kınık said at least one of the passengers was a family member of Hüseyin Başaran — the businessman who owns Başaran Holding

Turkish media earlier reported Basaran's daughter and seven of her friends were returning to Istanbul from her hen party in Dubai.


By: Euronews (60222.30)

Tags: other news, Iran

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