All eight passengers killed as private Turkish plane crashes in Iran (UPDATED)

Iran Materials 11 March 2018 22:04 (UTC +04:00)

22:04 (GMT+4) All eight passengers were killed on Sunday when a private plane belonging to Turkish firm Basaran Holding crashed in Iran, the head of the Turkish Red Crescent said on Twitter, Reutres reported.

At least one of the passengers was a member of businessman Huseyin Basaran’s family, Kerem Kinik said.

The plane was also carrying three crew, an official for Turkey’s transport ministry said.

20:03 (GMT+4) A private Turkish plane traveling from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul has crashed in south-western Iran, Iranian state television and the Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday, citing aviation officials, Reuters reports.

An emergency services spokesman was quoted by state TV as saying the plane crashed in a mountainous area and caught fire.