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Investigators on Monday found the "black box" from a private Turkish jet that crashed in an Iranian mountain range on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, killing all 11 people on board — including the daughter of the owner of one of Turkey's leading companies who was returning from a bachelorette party in Dubai.
Axar.az reports citing IRNA.
Authorities have so far recovered 10 bodies from the crash site in the Zagros Mountains outside of the city of Shahr-e Kord, some 370 kilometers (230 miles) south of Iran's capital, Tehran, according to a report by the state-run IRNA news agency.
Heavy rains and wind in the mountain range since the crash Sunday made it impossible for helicopters to land in the area, though officials hoped to bring the bodies down from the mountain later in the day, IRNA said.
The Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet, tail number TC-TRB, owned by Başaran Holding, was carrying the Başaran Holding's heir Mina Başaran who traveled to Dubai on Friday with seven friends to celebrate her bachelorette party. Başaran was due to marry in mid-April.
The Turkish army assigned a plane for the Accident Investigation and Inspection Board [of the ministry] and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency [AFAD] teams to go to the accident site to investigate the accident, the transportation ministry said in a statement.
The Turkish private plane’s crash in western Iran could have been caused by an engine fire, Mojtaba Khalidi, spokesman for the Emergency Center said on Sunday.
“The plane crashed over a fire in the engine and local residents saw the flaming jet,” Khalidi said, as quoted by the ISNA news agency.
Another Iranian official representing the civil aviation's organization said that the authorities had launched investigation into the incident.
A private Turkish aircraft, with 11 people on board, crashed in southwestern Iran, according to Iranian media reports.
Axar.az reports citing AA.
The Istanbul-bound plane, which took off from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, was carrying eight passengers and three crew members, Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported.
The crash occurred in Kiyar district of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.
Everyone on board reportedly died in the crash.
Ten rescue teams were dispatched to the area to search for the wreckage, Sahin Fethi, vice chairman of Iranian Red Crescent, told Anadolu Agency.
Fethi said they did not expect to find any survivors as the plane hit a mountain and burst into flames.
He added that bad weather conditions might negatively affect the search and rescue operations.
Kiyar District Governor Kademali Merdani said a total of 50 mountaineers would also be sent to the area to help the search and rescue operations, according to Iranian Tasnim news agency.
The plane had vanished from radar at around 1440 GMT after it took off at 1330 GMT, according to Turkish ministry of transport, maritime affairs and communications.
The aircraft was owned by Turkish Basaran Holding.
Iranian state TV reported citing aviation official that the crashed aircraft was heading from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Turkey's most populous city of Istanbul.
Axar.az informs citing Tasnim.
According to the Iranian News Agency Tasnim, a private jet crashed near the city of Shahr-e Kord in the southwestern province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari.
According to reports, the jet crshed in the mountainous area and caught fire.
2018.03.12 / 13:35