A private Turkish plane with 11 people on board (including 3-member crew), all women, crashed in Iran on Sunday as the daughter of a top businessman and her friends were travelling back home to Turkey after a bachelorette celebration in the UAE, ahead of her wedding in April.
Day earlier, the ill-fated plane took the daughter of a Turkish tycoon and seven of her friends to Dubai for a bachelorette party in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), global media reported.
There were three crew members and eight passengers in the plane, according to Public Relations of the OVA.
Mina Basaran, 28, flew to the UAE with her friends last week for a hen party and had been posting photos of their trip on her Instagram account, the last of which was showed eight women posing in pink and white bath robes at a Dubai hotel on Saturday. The DNA analysis will be needed to identify the victims, according to the agency.
Among the photographs was an image of the crashed plane posted three days ago.
Basaran Holdings has dominated Turkish industry since the collapse of the Ottoman empire, and grew out of the country's hazelnut trade.
"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.
The Turkish bride to be was celebrating her impending marriage to Murat Gezer when her plane burst into flames and crashed in the south of Iran on Sunday, Daily Mail reports.
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.
Flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 writes the plane gained altitude and within minutes dropped drastically. Officials there did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Sharjah is a neighbouring emirate of Dubai.
The Başaran Investment Holding operates in different sectors including tourism, finance, construction, tourism, aviation, cement, and energy.
The jet, bound for Istanbul, crashed in the remote Zagros Mountains in southern Iran, authorities say.
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