Sun 11-03-2018 23:55 PM
SHARJAH, 11th March, 2018 (WAM) — The private plane that crashed on Sunday evening in southwestern Iran after taking off from Sharjah International Airport en route to Istanbul had no UAE nationals on board, a statement from the Sharjah Civil Aviation Department, SCAD, said.
The SCAD said the plane did not apply for maintenance procedures while on the ground of the airport.
According to SCAD, a private 604 Pompadier Turkish TCTRB took off at 5:16 pm local time from Sharjah International Airport en route to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and disappeared from the radar after leaving the UAE at 7:30 pm.
The statement added that at the time of its departure, the plane had eight passengers and three crew members on board, six Turkish and two Spanish.
There are no clear reasons for the crash until official investigations by the Iranian and Turkish authorities have been completed.
The SCAD expresses deep sorrow for the incident, and extends its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims.
WAM/Hazem Hussein/Tariq alfaham