Turkey sends commission to Iran to investigate causes of private plane crash
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 12
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey sent a commission to Iran to investigate causes of the crash of a private jet on March 11, the Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry of Turkey said in a message on March 12.
The commission includes seven specialists, three of whom are employees of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) of Turkey.
"Bodies of the dead will be delivered to Turkey in the near future," the ministry said.
A private Turkish plane traveling from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul disappeared from the radar at 17:40 on March 11. Eight passengers and three crew members were on board the plane belonging to Turkish firm Basaran Holding. The aircraft crashed in a mountainous area in western Iran and caught fire after the crash. Later, a representative of the Emergency Situations Office of Iran reported about the death of all passengers and crew.