A wealthy 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.
The plane was owned by the private holding company of Turkish tycoon Huseyin Basaran, and carried eight passengers and three crew, an official for Turkey’s transport ministry said. Those on board included Basaran’s daughter Mina and seven of her friends, all flying back from a party ahead of her planned wedding next month.
Mina Basaran, at 28 years old, was in line to run the business. She posted photographs of what appeared to be her hen night in Dubai on Instagram. Among the photographs was an image of the crashed plane posted three days ago.
Local residents who had reached the crash site in the Zagros Mountains said there were no survivors and victims’ bodies were burnt. DNA tests would be needed to identify the dead.