Weekend Reads Mina Basaran: Turkish socialite and friends killed in plane crash

02:52  13 march  2018
02:52  13 march  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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Mina Basaran and seven of her closest friends were killed on Sunday when their private jet crashed into an Iranian mountain range after their trip to Dubai. Bride-to-Be Heiress and Her 7 Friends Killed in Plane Crash After Bachelorette Party in Dubai.

The Turkish socialite and seven of her friends died Sunday after the plane carrying them home from her bachelorette party crashed , according to Turkish media reports.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 16: Mina Basaran attends the screening of 'Past Forward', a movie by David O. Russell presented by Prada on November 16, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Levent Kulu/Getty Images for PRADA)© Levent Kulu/Getty Images for PRADA ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 16: Mina Basaran attends the screening of 'Past Forward', a movie by David O. Russell presented by Prada on November 16, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Levent Kulu/Getty Images for PRADA)

A wealthy Turkish socialite and seven of her friends were killed on Sunday after the airplane carrying them home from her bachelorette party crashed in Iran, according to Turkish media reports and the head of the Turkish Red Crescent.

All 11 people on board the flight from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, Turkey were killed when the plane crashed in the southwestern Iranian city of Shahr-e Kord, the head of Iran's civil aviation office told the Iranian state-run news agency IRNA.

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Turkish socialite and her friends beam for the camera on plane that crashed , killing all eight of Mina Basaran , 28, died along with seven friends and three crew in jet crash The Turkish socialite had celebrated her hen party in Dubai

ISTANBUL/DUBAI — A wealthy Turkish socialite and her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an Iranian mountainside. Those on board included Basaran 's daughter Mina and seven of her friends

Mina Basaran, the daughter of a Turkish billionaire, was named in a tweet as one of the passengers on the plane by Kerem Kinik, the president of the Turkish Red Crescent.

The plane reportedly belonged to Turkish billionaire Huseyin Basaran, owner of Basaran Holding, which is well known for its work in energy, food and tourism, finance and construction sectors, according to Turkey's Milliyet newspaper.

Mina Basaran was the eldest of his two children, and Mina Towers -- one of Istanbul's biggest construction projects -- was being handled by Basaran's company and was named after his daughter, CNN Turk reported.

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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ISTANBUL/DUBAI (Reuters) - A wealthy Turkish socialite and her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an Iranian Those on board included Basaran ’s daughter Mina and seven of her friends , all

Medics and rescuers evacuate the body of a victim killed in a private plane crash in Iran, March 12, 2018. Mina Basaran — a socialite and social media personality who appeared in Turkish fashion magazines like Vogue and Grazia — shared photographs on Instagram of her trip to Dubai in recent

CHAHARMAHAL AND BAKHIARI, IRAN - MARCH 12: Wreckage of a crashed private Turkish aircraft is seen in Kiyar district of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of Iran on March 12, 2018. A private Turkish aircraft, with 11 people on board, crashed in southwestern Iran. Everyone on board reportedly died in the crash. (Photo by Ali Reza Motamedi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)© Ali Reza Motamedi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images CHAHARMAHAL AND BAKHIARI, IRAN - MARCH 12: Wreckage of a crashed private Turkish aircraft is seen in Kiyar district of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of Iran on March 12, 2018. A private Turkish aircraft, with 11 people on board, crashed in southwestern Iran. Everyone on board reportedly died in the crash. (Photo by Ali Reza Motamedi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The socialite and her friends posted about their trip together on Instagram. The final photo on Mina Basaran's account showed the women at the One and Only Royal Mirage luxury hotel in Dubai, Turkish media reported. The Instagram account has since been closed.

Members of the Iranian Red Crescent carry caskets with the bodies of the victims on Monday.© ALIREZA MOTAMEDI/AFP/Getty Images Members of the Iranian Red Crescent carry caskets with the bodies of the victims on Monday.

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.

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socialite and her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an The plane owned by Basaran Holding, a Turkish company active in construction, was carrying Mina Basaran , the only heir of the company

ISTANBUL/DUBAI (Reuters) - A wealthy Turkish socialite and her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an Iranian Those on board included Basaran ’s daughter Mina and seven of her friends , all

Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu quoted a statement from the country's Ministry of Transport, in which it stated that the aircraft had crashed soon after making a call about an unspecified "technical failure."

The plane vanished from radar at approximately 14.40 GMT Sunday, 70 minutes after it had taken off, Turkish media reported, citing the Turkish ministry of transport.

The deputy governor of Iran's Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, where the plane crashed, said the plane's black box was found in the Helen Mountains in the Kiyar district, IRNA reported Monday.

Mojtaba Khaledi, spokesman for the Iranian Emergency Managament Organization, said DNA tests would be required to identify the bodies, according to the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA).

Survivor who lost 3 friends in crash shares harrowing story to save lives .
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