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Crashed private jet was carrying bride-to-be, friends on bachelorette trip to Dubai.

Summary: Mina Basaran, the 28-year-old heiress daughter of a business tycoon, was returning from her bachelorette party in Dubai

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The plane is reported to have encountered heavy, rainy weather. (Picture retrieved from minabasaran/Instagram)

The Turkish private jet that crashed in southwestern Iran, on its way from Sharjah to Istanbul, was carrying a bride-to-be and her seven friends on a bachelorette party.

This was reported by several Turkish news websites on Sunday evening. Mina Basaran, the 28-year-old heiress daughter of a business tycoon, was returning from her bachelorette party in Dubai, when the tragic incident occurred.

Best Weekend ?????? #bettertogether #minasbachelorette

A post shared by Mina Basaran (@minabasaran) on Mar 8, 2018 at 6:18am PST

Besides the eight friends, three crew members onboard also died in the crash that happened 370 km to the south of Tehran. The plane is reported to have encountered heavy, rainy weather, crashed into a mountain and burst into flames.

In fact, the crashed jet - a Bombardier Challenger C600 series - belonged to her father, Huseyin Basaran, of the Basaran Yatirim Holding business conglomerate with interests in construction, tourism, aviation, hotels, food, energy and more.

Turkey's Haber Turk website reported that Mina was to marry businessman Murat Gezer on April 14 in a grand ceremony in Istanbul. She is also said to have been readying to take over her father's business.

???????????? #bettertogether #minasbachelorette

A post shared by Mina Basaran (@minabasaran) on Mar 8, 2018 at 4:04am PST

Mina, one of two children, led a luxurious, jet-setting lifestyle as seen on her social media accounts.

In her Instagram pictures, the happy bride-to-be is seen posing with her friends during their bachelorette holiday in Dubai, and in front of and inside the doomed plane. The group had travelled to Dubai on Friday for a three-day trip and one of their last videos showed them enjoying a Rita Ora concert.

Better Together ?? #forever

A post shared by Mina Basaran (@minabasaran) on Nov 11, 2017 at 3:29am PST

Iranian emergency services and rescuers were reported to be having a tough time reaching the crash site, due to the poor weather and mountainous terrain.

In February this year, an Iranian ATR-72 domestic plane also crashed in southern Iran, killing 65 aboard.

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:Mar 11, 2018
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