Turkish socialite and 7 friends killed in plane crash after her bachelorette party

A Turkish socialite celebrating her bachelorette party with seven friends has died in a fatal plane crash, carrying the group from the UAE to Instanbul on Sunday.

Mina Basaran, from Turkey, is believed to have been aboard the private flight after throwing a bachelorette party in Dubai.

 

The flight that was bound for her hometown began to fail after the plane’s engine caught fire and crashed into the mountains of Iran.

The 11 on board died, according to Red Crescent, an Iran news agency.

Turkish socialite and 7 friends killed in plane crash after her bachelorette party

Eight aboard the flight were passengers and three were crew members.

The country’s Civil Aviation Organization spokesman, Reza Jafarizadeh, said the private jet crashed near Shahr-e Kord city, some 230 miles south of the capital Tehran.

Local villagers who reached had reached the crash site in the Zagros Mountains reportedly found only badly burned bodies and no survivors.

The plane was identified as a Bombardier CL604, tail number TC-TRB by Turkey’s Dogan News Agency.

That tail number was the same that heiress Mina Basaran, 28, had posted on Instagram three days ago on Thursday.

Turkish socialite and 7 friends killed in plane crash after her bachelorette party

In the image she stands on the tarmac wearing a jacket that says ‘#bettertogether Mrs Bride’.

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

Turkish socialite and 7 friends killed in plane crash after her bachelorette party

Her wedding was set for next month.

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