Turkish businessman's daughter, bridal party die in crash after Dubai trip

Turkish businessman's daughter, bridal party die in crash after Dubai trip

The General Civil Aviation Authority in the UAE said the flight took off from Sharjah International Airport on its way to Istanbul.

The jet was carrying eight passengers, including Mina Basaran, daughter of Turkish businessman Huseyin Basaran, who was reportedly visiting the United Arab Emirates with friends to celebrate her upcoming marriage.

The plane has been identified as a Bombardier CL604 and its tail number is TC-TRB.

Mina Basaran, 28, is on the board of managers of Basaran Investment Holding, and is next in line to run the business, which has interests in construction, food, energy and finance.

Ms Basaran on board a plane on Thursday.

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. Emergency crews were attempting to reach the crash site but the terrain was mountainous, making their approach hard, the spokesman said. The Turkish Transport Ministry said the plane belongs to Ba┼čaran Holding.

"The 10 identified dead bodies will be transported by helicopter to Shahr-e Kord Airport", he added.

A private jet similar to the aircraft seen here crashed in Iran, killing a socialite and her bachelorette party, according to reports.

Turkey' state-run Anadolu Agency also cited the Iranian media quoting Iranian officials to report that there have been no survivors in the crash.

Families of the victims arrived Monday in Shahr-e Kord, accompanied by Turkish diplomats, IRNA reported.

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

After learning that the private Turkish plane crashed in Iranian territory on Sunday evening, the GCAA sent out a tweet extending its honest condolences to the families of the victims on board.

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