A private Turkish plane flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul slammed Sunday in the south of Iran with 11 individuals on load up, Iranian state TV announced. Other Iranian media said the plane went down in a remote mountain in the snow-topped Zagros extend amid terrible climate.
The plane had left the emirate of Sharjah and went down close to the city of Shahr-e Kord, around 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Tehran, state TV detailed. The airplane was a Canadian-made Bombardier, as indicated by the Iranian news office Tasnim. It had eight travelers and three team individuals on board, said Reza Jafarzadeh, leader of the Iran Civil Aviation Organization.
The reason for the crash was not quickly clear. Tasnim cited an ICAO official as saying: "The plane is ablaze. After the pilot requested to bring down height, it vanished from the radar." Turkey's NTV channel, citing the Turkish transport service, said the plane had a place with the Istanbul-based Basaran Holding Company which is dynamic in the vitality, development and tourism parts.