Jet travelling from Sharjah to Istanbul crashes in Iran, 11 killed

Private Turkish plane travelling from UAE to Istanbul crashes in Iran with 11 people on board

Dubai: A private Turkish plane flying from Sharjah to Istanbul crashed in southwestern Iran on Sunday, killing 11 people onboard, Isna news agency quoted a Civil Aviation spokesman as saying. 

An emergency services spokesman was quoted by state TV as saying the plane crashed in a mountainous area and caught fire.

The plane reportedly went down near the city of Shahr-e Kord, about 400 kilometres south of Tehran, it reported.

“We can confirm that a Turkish private jet … while passing through our airspace disappeared from the radar and crashed near Shahr-e Kord,” Civil Aviation Oganisation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh told state television.

More details to follow



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