Jet crash update: Wreckage found, no survivors in 2nd tragic Iran crash

March 12, 2018 10:31 am

On yet another Sunday, a private jet carrying 11 females crashed, killing 11 people on board, in the second air crash involving Iran in less than a month, when 66 people died on a passenger plane, on a Sunday as well.

Air crashes are traumatizing no matter where they occur, because we somehow replay the horrifying feeling in our minds, as we imagine the plight of the victims.

But this one is especially agonizing as it involved one bride to be and a small group of all female friends and crew.

The plane is believed to have been en route from the UAE to Istanbul when it came down.

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

Passenger plane crashes in Iran: 66 people on board dead, state reports

Fearing the worse

A private Turkish plane with 11 people on board (including 3-member crew) , all women, crashed in Iran on Sunday as the daughter of a top businessman and her friends were travelling back home to Turkey after a bachelorette celebration in the UAE, ahead of her wedding in April.

28 year-old Mina Basaran, is the daughter and heiress of a leading Turkish businessman, was aboard a Bombardier Challenger 604 private plane which belonged to the Basaran Holding company of Mina’s father Huseyin, a company with activities in energy, construction and tourism sectors.

The BBC reported that Turkish officials said eight passengers and three crew were on board after the jet burst into flames on a mountainside near the city of Shahr-e Kord, in western Iran.

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The head of Turkey’s Red Crescent organisation wrote on Twitter: “According to the last information we obtained from the Iranian Red Crescent, the wreck of the jet and the bodies have been found. They will be carried down from the mountain when the sun comes up. My condolences to those who lost their loved ones.”

BBC reported that Mina Basaran had become a board member of her father’s company in 2013, quoting Turkish reports.

The young woman posted a picture on Instagram a day ago, which shows her surrounded by smiling friends in sunglasses and dressing gowns, taken at the One and Only Royal Mirage luxury hotel in Dubai.

Iranian news agency ISNA said on Sunday that emergency crews were attempting to reach the wreckage but were being hampered by the terrain.

Last month, all 66 people on board are feared dead after an Iranian commercial aircraft crashed into a mountain in a southern Iran valley this morning (Sunday).

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.



Hadi Khatib
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