Turkish crashed jet's blackbox found

Shahr-e Kord, March 12, IRNA – The blackbox of the Turkish private jet that crashed in southwestern Iran on Sunday night was found, deputy governor of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province said on Monday.

Representatives from Turkey together with relatives of the victims are scheduled to arrive at Shahr-e Kord airport within hours, Jafar Mardani told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

The blackbox will be delivered to the officials for further investigation, he said, 'The 10 identified dead bodies will be transported by helicopter to Shahr-e Kord Airport.'

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


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