Iran Voices Regret after Turkish Private Jet Crash
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry voiced deep regret over the crash of a private jet in southwestern Iran that killed 11 Turkish people on board, including daughter of a famous Turkish businessman and her friends.
In a Sunday statement, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said a number of relief teams rushed to the site of the plane crash despite severe climate of the region for closely monitoring the situation and providing relief aid.
The Turkish private plane carrying 11 people crashed in Iran while flying 28-year-old heiress Mina Basaran and seven of her friends from her hen party.
The private jet was flying from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul.
The Bombardier Challenger 604 plane reportedly belonged to a firm owned by Turkish business tycoon Huseyin Basaran - the bride-to-be's father.
Mr. Basaran is a former deputy chairman of Trabzonspor football club, which plays in Turkey's top football league. He has business interests in the energy, finance, construction, food and tourism sectors, among others.
His building projects include a cluster of luxury apartment blocks in Istanbul, named Mina Towers after his daughter, according to BBC.