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Private Turkish plane crashes in Iran on way from UAE

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The plane took off late Sunday afternoon and climbed to a cruising altitude of just over 35,000 feet. A little over an hour later it rapidly gained altitude and then dropped drastically within minutes

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says at least 11 people were on board the small Turkish private plane that crashed.

Everyone onboard the plane reportedly died in the crash.

"We can confirm that a Turkish private jet while passing through our airspace disappeared from the radar and crashed near Shahr-e Kord", a spokesman for Iran's Civil Aviation Organisation told state television.

Turkish news agency Dogan identified the plane as a Bombardier CL604, and the country's transport ministry said it belonged to a company named Basaran Holding.

It added that the plane took off from Sharjah International Airport in the UAE. The 28-year-old Mina had become a board member of her father's company in 2013, the reports said.

Images also showed her relaxing with seven friends at a Dubai Marina hotel resort on Saturday.

A little over an hour later, it rapidly gained altitude and then dropped drastically within minutes, according to FlightRadar24, a flight-tracking website.

Basaran, a former deputy chairman of Trabzonspor football club, owns businesses that span yachts to energy.

Among those photographs was an image of the plane posted three days ago.

In another picture, she holds heart-shaped balloons inside the plane.

In a Sunday statement, 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.

Miss Basaran was due to marry businessman Murat Gezer on April 14 at Istanbul's Cirali Palace.

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