Mina Basaran, dressed in white, and her friends died in the plane crash on Sunday A wealthy woman of Turkish high society, Mina Basaran and seven of her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane brought them home from a bachelorette party in Dubai crashed into an Iranian mountain slope.
The plane was owned by the private holding company of Turkish businessman Huseyin Basaran and carried eight passengers and three crew, said an official with the Turkish Ministry of Transport.
Those on board were flying back from a party before Mina's planned wedding next month.
Huseyin Basaran, former vice president of Trabzonspor football club, owns companies that transport yachts to energy.
One of its companies is the main shareholder of Bahrain Middle East Bank BSC, a small investment bank. His construction projects include a series of luxury apartment blocks on the Asian side of Istanbul called "Mina Towers", named after his daughter.
The last photo on Mina Barasan's Instagram account showed her surrounded by seven other young women, all dressed in robes and sunglasses. The publication, labeled #minasbachelorette, said it was taken at the luxury hotel One and Only Royal Mirage in Dubai.
Late on Sunday afternoon, a few hours after the news of the accident, there were more than 7,000 comments on the photo.
"The shipwreck of the jet and the bodies are found, they will be transported from the mountain when the sun rises, and my condolences to those who lost their loved ones," the head of the Turkish Red Crescent, Kerem Kinik, quoted on Twitter as saying. Iranian sister organization.
Kinik had previously told Reuters there was no "possibility" of any survivors, given that the plane was a plane and was flying with snow, although he could not officially confirm the deaths.
Calls to the Basaran Holding office in Istanbul received no response.
Reza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for Iran's Civil Aviation Organization, told state television that the plane crashed near the southwestern city of Shahr-e Kord.
Local residents who arrived at the crash site said there were apparently no survivors and that the bodies of the victims were burned, the ISNA news agency quoted Mojtaba Khaledi, a spokesman for Iran's emergency services.
ISNA previously quoted the emergency services saying that the remains were burning and that it was clearly visible.
The emergency teams had a difficult approach to getting to the accident site due to the mountainous terrain, ISNA said.