A calamitous plane crash which occured in Iran, claim the life of a wealthy Turkish socialite and her friends which was among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an Iranian mountainside.
According to Reuters, the plane was owned by the private holding company of Turkish businessman, Huseyin Basaran, and carried eight passengers and three crew who all died in the crash.
Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization spokesman, Reza Jafarizadeh, said the private jet crashed near Shahr-e Kord city, some 230 miles south of the capital Tehran. Local villagers who reached the crash site in the Zagros Mountains, reportedly found only badly burned bodies and no survivors.
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.
The plane was identified as a Bombardier CL604, tail number TC-TRB by Turkey’s Dogan News Agency. That tail number was the same that heiress Mina Basaran, 28, had posted on Instagram three days ago on Thursday.
Basaran, a former deputy chairman of Trabzonspor football club, owns businesses that span yachts to energy.His construction projects include a series of luxury apartment blocks on Istanbul’s Asian side called “Mina Towers”, named after his daughter.
The last photo on Mina Barasan’s Instagram account showed her surrounded by seven other young women, all wearing robes and sunglasses.