Mina Basaran: dies in a private plane when he returns to Istanbul from a party in Dubai. The "black box" of Mina Basaran's private plane that crashed in Iran while traveling from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul on March 11 was recovered.
Mina, heiress of a Turkish billionaire, seven of her friends and three crew members died in the accident.
The report by the Iranian state news agency IRNA also indicated that the authorities have recovered 10 bodies so far from the accident in the Zagros mountains outside the city of Shahr-e Kord, about 370 kilometers south of the Iranian capital, Tehran
Mina Basaran, dressed in white, and her friends: all died in the plane crash. The civil aviation authorities of Sharjah said that the eight passengers on the plane were six Turks and two Spaniards. Three others were the flight crew.
The plane a few days earlier led to a bachelorette party to Dubai.
The search and rescue teams were deployed in the area of the incident, Kerem Kınik, the head of the Turkish Red Crescent, wrote on Twitter on March 11.
The three crew members and the eight passengers on board were also identified as women.
"A plane belonging to Turkey crashed near the western city of Shahre Kord in Iran, and the Iranian Red Crescent Society sent 10 teams to the disaster area in ChaharMahal and Bakhtiari province to search for possible survivors," Kınık said. in his tweet.
Iranian state television quoted Mojtaba Khaledi, the spokesman for the country's emergency management organization, as saying the plane hit a mountain in Shahr-e Kord and burst into flames.
Villagers near the accident say they saw flames from the plane's engine before the accident, according to a report by Iran's state news agency Mizan.
The plane took off around 4:41 p.m. (13:11 GMT; 9:11 a.m. EST) on March 11 and reached a cruising altitude of just over 35,000 feet, according to FlightRadar24, a flight tracking website. Around 6:01 p.m. (1431 GMT, 10:31 a.m. EST), something seems to have gone wrong with the flight, since it gained altitude quickly and then decreased drastically in minutes, showed the data published by the website.
The semi-official news agency Fars said the plane took off from Sharjah International Airport on its way to Istanbul. A private company that handles public relations for the Sharjah airfield, home of the low-cost airline Air Arabia, declined to comment immediately with the Associated Press. Sharjah is a neighboring emirate of Dubai.
Turkey's private Doğan news agency identified the plane as a Bombardier CL604, tail number TC-TRB. The Turkish Ministry of Transport said the plane belongs to Başaran Holding.
Mina Başaran, a 28-year-old woman who is part of the board of directors of Başaran Holding and is online to run the business, published photos on Instagram of what appeared to be her bachelorette party in Dubai.
Among the photographs was an image of the crashed plane published three days ago.
The latest videos posted on her account showed her and her friends enjoying a concert by British pop star Rita Ora at a popular nightclub in Dubai. There was no more activity on your account after that.
The Turkish plane crash comes after an Iranian ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop aircraft used for short-haul regional flights, crashed in southern Iran and killed all 65 people on board in February.