UAE- Iran recovers black box from Turkish plane crash killing 11

UAE- Iran recovers black box from Turkish plane crash killing 11

UAE- Iran recovers black box from Turkish plane crash killing 11

According to some preliminary statistics, the aircraft had three crew and eight passengers on board.

Iran's civil aviation organisation said the private jet crashed at approximately 6.09pm (local time) after the pilot had asked to descend due to technical issues.

My condolences to those who lost their loved ones."The Bombardier Challenger 604 plane reportedly belonged to a firm owned by Turkish business tycoon Huseyin Basaran - the bride-to-be's father". There was no further activity on her account after that.

The flight likely carried Mina Basaran, the 28-year-old daughter of the chairman of Basaran Investment Holding.

The photograph has been hashtagged #minasbachelorette and #bettertogether.

The last videos posted to her account showed her enjoying a Rita Ora concert at a popular Dubai nightclub.

Their return flight would never make it home to Istanbul, however - after leaving Sharjah, they got into trouble just over an hour after take-off.

According to reports, the guests have been identified as Zeynep Coşkun, Ayşe And, Burcu Urfalı, Aslı İzmirli, Liana Hananel, Jasmin Baruh and Sinem Akay.

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

Ms And, 30, was a clinical psychologist who studied in NY while 27-year-old Ms Akay was the daughter of Cetin Akay, the former owner of Mavi Jeans, a hugely popular brand in Turkey. The family company also owns two luxury hotels, Ramada Resort Bodrum and Ramada Plaza Trabzon.

Turkish media reported that at least one of the victims was pregnant. The Turkish heiress was due to Wednesday her fiancé next month.

Iranian state television quoted Mojtaba Khaledi, the spokesman of the country's emergency management organization, as saying the plane hit a mountain in Shahr-e Kord and burst into flames. Iranian media said some were burnt beyond recognition and would have to be identified through DNA.

Authorities say the plane took off from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

Iranian and Turkish authorities tasked with investigating the crash will use the black box to help determine what led to the tragedy.

The victims were brought down from the mountainside by helicopter to the Shahr-e Kord airport.

Mina Basaran, the daughter of a Turkish billionaire, was named in a tweet as one of the passengers on the plane by Kerem Kinik, the president of the Turkish Red Crescent.

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