Turkey’s president has offered his condolences for the victims of a Turkish plane crash on Sunday in Iran.
On the telephone, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday offered condolences to Huseyin Basaran, the father of Mina Basaran, according to a Turkish presidential source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.
All 11 people on board died in the crash of the private plane, en route from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul.
The Basaran Holding private plane went down in the Zagros Mountains of southwestern Iran late on Sunday.
Iran recovers black box of crashed Turkish plane
The black box of the private Turkish passenger jet that crashed in southwestern Iran Sunday was recovered on Monday, according to an Iranian official.All 11 people aboard the aircraft are feared dead.The Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported earlier that the Istanbul-bound plane had taken off from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and crashed in Kiyar district of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.Among the 11 were eight passengers and three crew members.The crashed plane belonged to Huseyin Basaran, owner of Basaran Holding — one of Turkey’s prominent companies involved in energy, food and tourism, finance and construction sectors.Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province’s Emergency Management Organization Deputy Head Reza Zahiri told IRNA early Monday that rescue teams so far had recovered eight bodies. Two more bodies were found but their condition was too poor to be identified, Zahiri added.He said the search for the remaining one passenger continues.Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province Deputy Governor Cafer Meydani told IRNA the black box of the crashed plane was found in Helen Mountains in Kiyar district.Iranian Emergency Management Organization spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi said villagers had found the wreckage of the plane, according to the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA).Private Turkish plane crashes in IranKhaledi confirmed the plane had hit a mountain, adding that DNA tests would be needed to identify the bodies.Kiyar District Governor Kademali Merdani earlier said 50 mountaineers were being sent to the area to provide help in the search-and-rescue operations, according to Iranian Tasnim news agency.Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications said in a statement late Sunday that a team from Turkey would go the crash site in Iran.”The Accident Investigation and Inspection Board [of the ministry] and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency [AFAD] teams will go to the accident site with a plane assigned by the General Staff to investigate the accident,” the ministry said in a statement.The ministry had identified the plane as a Canadair CL604, tail number TC-TRB. It also said the aircraft crashed shortly after making a call about an unspecified “technical failure”.The plane vanished from radar at around 1440 GMT Sunday after it took off at 1330 GMT, according to the Turkish ministry.
Private Turkish plane crashes in Iran
A private Turkish aircraft, with 11 people on board, crashed in southwestern Iran, according to Iranian media reports.The Istanbul-bound plane, which took off from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, was carrying eight passengers and three crew members, Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported.The crash occurred in the Kiyar District of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.Everyone on board reportedly died in the crash.Mojtaba Khaledi, the spokesman for the Iranian Emergency Management Organization, said villagers found wreckage of the plane, the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA) quoted him as saying.He confirmed the plane hit a mountain, adding that DNA tests will be needed to identify the bodies.Kiyar District Governor Kademali Merdani said 50 mountaineers will also be sent to the area to help the search and rescue operations, according to the Iranian Tasnim News Agency.Turkish Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs and Communications said in a statement that a team from Turkey would visit the accident site in Iran.”The Accident Investigation and Inspection Board [of the ministry] and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) teams will go to the accident site with a plane assigned by the General Staff to investigate the accident,” said the ministry in a statement.The ministry identified the plane as a Canadair CL604, tail number TC-TRB. It also said the aircraft crashed shorty after making a call about “technical failure”.The jet was owned by the Turkish Basaran Holding, the statement added. *****The plane vanished from radar around 1440 GMT after it took off at 1330 GMT, according to the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications.