11 young women died in a plane crash this Sunday in the mountains of Iran. Turned out an aircraft was flying Mina Basaran, a Turkish heiress, with her bridesmaids after the bachelorette party in the United Arab Emirates.
The fatal flight was heading from Dubai on Sunday evening. It was carrying Mina Basaran, a daughter of the CEO of the Basaran Holding together with her 7 friends and 3 cabin crew members. The private jet was coming back to Istambul from the United Arab Emirates. Young women were celebrating Mina‘s upcoming wedding which was supposed to happen next month.Mina Basaran with her bridesmaids
The private jet was a property of Basaran Holding. Company operates in the fields of construction, energy, food, and finance businesses and currently is run by the Huseyin Basaran. The bride to be, Mina was also on companies board and was supposed to take over the business one day.
The carrier was piloted by the captain Melike Kuvvet, one of the first female pilots in Turkey's military. After she resigned from the military services, Kuvvet was flying as a private pilot.
After around an hour of flying, the pilot asked to increase the altitude. A couple of minutes later, aircraft disappeared from the radar. The plane crashed in the mountains near Shahr-e Kord, 370 kilometers from the Tehran, a Capital of Iran. The spokesperson of emergency management organization said that some locals quickly reached the location of the tragical incident but all they found was burned bodies of victims and no survivors.Turkish Heiress Dies In A Plane Crash Returning From Her Bridal Party
People living around reportedly told they saw the aircraft‘s engines burning right before the crash. Victims' bodies cannot yet be identified due to the burn damages, therefore, DNR expertise will be needed. However, the cause of an accident is still unknown and some things might become more clear after the „black box“ is found.
The tragical incident is not the first one this year in Iran. Less than a month ago Iranian ATR-72 crashed in the southern part of the country, sending all 66 passengers aboard to death. However, Iran is a popular route from the United Arab Emirates due to having safer air space than other Neighboring countries such as Syria and Iraq.