Turkish private jet crashes in Iran; all 11 aboard killed


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.

Investigators found the "black box" from the Turkish private jet on Monday which had crashed into an Iranian mountain range.

Mina Basaran, seven of her friends and plane crew members were killed as they returned to Turkey from her hen weekend in Dubai. He also said they would require DNA tests to formally identify those on board. Turkey's Transport Ministry said the aircraft belonged to Basaran Investment Holding, which The Associated Press has not been able to reach since the crash.

Mr Basaran had named one of his residential developments after her, and she shared some pictures from Mina Towers on her Instagram before she died.

Ms Basaran also posted another picture from inside the plane, holding heart-shaped balloons.

Mina Basaran had been expected to marry Murat Gezer on April 14 at Ciragan Sarayi, a five-star hotel in Istanbul, according to Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper.

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Mina Basaran, a socialite who had more than 85,000 followers on Instagram, was reportedly on the management board at her father's company and was next in line to run the business.

She was wearing a denim jacket with the words "Mrs Bride" and the hashtag "bettertogether" and carrying flowers. Her Facebook account has been changed into a tribute page.

The plane was flying from Sharjah of the UAE to Istanbul which disappeared from the radar, the state IRINN TV said.

But just over an hour into the flight, the plane rapidly gained altitude and then dropped drastically within minutes, according to flight-tracking website FlightRadar24.

A statement by Turkey's Armed Forces confirmed that a plane had been sent to the crash site to help remove the wreckage, a Turkish army spokesperson told CNN.