Monday, 12 March 2018

Turkish business heiress 'dies after UAE hen party', Iranian state media report


All 11 people who were on board a private Turkish jet that crashed in south-western Iran on Sunday are dead, Iranian state media report.

The jet was flying from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul when it came down in the Zagros Mountains.

It had eight passengers, who Turkish media identified as Mina Basaran, the daughter of Turkish businessman Huseyin Basaran, and seven of her friends.

They had reportedly visited the UAE to celebrate her forthcoming marriage.

The cause of the crash is not yet known, but Iran's state news agency Irna cited an official as saying that the aircraft's "black boxes" had been recovered.

BBC     News.