Turkish plane crashes in SW Iran, killing all on board

Ankara, March 11, IRNA – All the 11 people aboard the Turkish Bombardier Challenger 600 jet belonging to Basaran Holding were killed when the plane crashed in southwestern Iran on Sunday.

Turkish business jet carrying eight passengers and three crew members crashed into a mountain in central Iran on Sunday, killing all on board.

The plane was traveling back to Istanbul from the Emirate of Sharjah. The plane was reportedly owned by Basaran Holding, a company active in construction and building luxury yachts.

Shortly before the plane dropped off the radar, the pilot requested to fly at a lower altitude.

Emergency teams were sent to the area but the wreckage of the aircraft, a Bombardier Challenger 600 had not yet been found. It was unclear if there were any survivors.
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