Sunday, March 11, 2018

Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604, TC-TRB, MNG Jet Havacilik: Fatal accident occurred March 11, 2018 in Shahr-e Kord, Iran



A wealthy Turkish socialite and her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an Iranian mountainside.

The plane was owned by the private holding company of Turkish businessman Huseyin Basaran, and carried eight passengers and three crew, an official for Turkey’s transport ministry said. Those on board included Basaran’s daughter Mina and seven of her friends, all flying back from a party ahead of her planned wedding next month.

Mina Basaran, at 28 years old, was in line to run the business. She posted photographs of what appeared to be her hen night in Dubai on Instagram. Among the photographs was an image of the crashed plane posted three days ago.

Mojtaba Khaledi, the spokesman of the country’s emergency management organisation, said that the plane hit a mountain near Shahr-e Kord and burst into flames.

Local residents who had reached the crash site in the Zagros Mountains said there were no survivors and victims’ bodies were burnt. DNA tests would be needed to identify the dead.

Khaledi said the plane hit a mountain near Shahr-e Kord and burst into flames.

“The wreck of the jet and the bodies are found. They will be carried down from the mountain when sun comes up. My condolences to those who lost their loved ones,” the head of the Turkish Red Crescent, Kerem Kinik, said on Twitter, citing his Iranian sister organisation.

Kinik had earlier told Reuters there was “no chance” of any survivors, given the aircraft was a jet and it was flying in snowy weather.

An Iranian emergency services spokesman was quoted by ISNA news agency as saying the wreckage was burning and was clearly visible.

Shahr-e Kord is some 230 miles (370 kilometres) south of the capital, Tehran. Emergency crews were attempting to reach the crash site but the terrain was mountainous, making their approach difficult, he said.

The plane took off around 4.41pm on Sunday and reached a cruising altitude of just over 35,000 feet, according to FlightRadar24, a flight-tracking website. At around 6.01pm, something appears to have gone wrong with the flight as it rapidly gained altitude and then dropped drastically within minutes, data published by the website showed.

Turkey’s private Dogan News Agency identified the plane as a Bombardier CL604, tail number TC-TRB.

Basaran, a former deputy chairman of Trabzonspor football club, owns businesses that span yachts to energy. One of his companies is the top shareholder in Bahrain Middle East Bank BSC, a small investment bank. His construction projects include a series of luxury apartment blocks on Istanbul’s Asian side called “Mina Towers”, named after his daughter.

Calls to Basaran Holding’s office in Istanbul went unanswered.

Wreckage is found from Iran plane crash that killed 65 people

Sunday’s crash comes after an Iranian ATR-72, a twin-engined turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, crashed in southern Iran, killing all 65 people on board in February.




A Turkish private plane carrying 11 people has crashed in Iran while flying the daughter of a prominent businessman back from her hen party, Turkish media report.

Turkish officials said eight passengers and three crew were on board.

All are feared dead after the jet burst into flames on a mountainside near the city of Shahr-e Kord, in western Iran.

Turkey's Hurriyet news outlet said the passengers were 28-year-old heiress Mina Basaran and seven of her friends.

The group had been celebrating in Dubai ahead of her wedding, scheduled for next month.

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."

The Bombardier Challenger 604 plane reportedly belonged to a firm owned by Turkish business tycoon Huseyin Basaran - the bride-to-be's father.

Mr Basaran is a former deputy chairman of Trabzonspor football club, which plays in Turkey's top football league. He has business interests in the energy, finance, construction, food and tourism sectors, among others.

His building projects include a cluster of luxury apartment blocks in Istanbul, named Mina Towers after his daughter.

Ms Basaran had become a board member of her father's company in 2013, Turkish reports said.

The young woman posted a picture on Instagram a day ago, which shows her surrounded by smiling friends in sunglasses and dressing gowns.

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


Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.bbc.com

A private Turkish plane traveling from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul has crashed, in southwestern Iran, killing 11 on board, Iranian state television and the Tasnim news agency reported Sunday, citing aviation officials and the Red Crescent.

News website asriran.com is quoting the country's Civil Aviation Organization spokesman, Reza Jafarizadeh, as saying it was a private jet that crashed some 370 kilometers (230 miles) south of the capital Tehran.

"We can confirm that a Turkish private jet ... while passing through our airspace disappeared from the radar and crashed near Shahr-e Kord," Jafarzadeh told state television.

An emergency services spokesman was quoted by state TV as saying the plane crashed in a mountainous area and caught fire.

Villagers near the crash say they saw flames coming from the plane's engine before the crash, according to a report by Iran's state-run judiciary news agency Mizan.

The semi-official Fars news agency said the plane took off from Sharjah International Airport on its way to Istanbul. Officials at the airport did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The plane was reportedly owned by Ba┼čaran Holding.

Earlier in February, an Iranian ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, crashed in southern Iran, killing all 65 people on board.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.dailysabah.com

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul with at least 11 people on board crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran, authorities said. 

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.

Shahr-e Kord is some 370 kilometres (230 miles) south of the capital, Tehran. The state-run IRNA news agency and state television said rescuers were trying to reach the scene.

Villagers near the crash say they saw flames coming from the plane's engine before the crash, according to a report by Iran's state-run judiciary news agency Mizan.

The semi-official Fars news agency said the plane took off from Sharjah International Airport on its way to Istanbul. Officials at the airport did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Sunday's crash comes after an Iranian ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, crashed in southern Iran, killing all 65 people on board in February.

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