Plane ferrying women from UAE to Turkey crashes, killing 11

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According to the Evening Standard, he owns "several small businesses and a small investment bank" and is involved in construction projects.

According to, the 28-year-old's father is a former deputy chairperson of Turkish football club Trabzonspor and owns multiple luxury apartments in Istanbul, called Mina Towers, named after his daughter.

"One photo showed the back Mina in a personalised embroidered denim jacket which read, "#BetterTogether" atop of the words, "Mrs Bride".

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She had used the hashtag '#bettertogether'.

She had only posted a few pictures on her Instagram account on the journey over to Dubai. Posts on Basaran's Instagram page show her with her seven female friends in Dubai.

"My condolences to those who lost their loved ones", the head of the Turkish Red Crescent, Kerem Kinik, said on Twitter, citing his Iranian sister organisation.

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Representatives from Turkey together with relatives of the victims are scheduled to arrive at Shahr-e Kord airport within hours, Jafar Mardani told the Islamic Republic News Agency (Irna). Iranian authorities previously said the flight's passengers were all young women.

The two female pilots were reportedly Beril Gerbes and Melike Kuvvet, who was one of the first female pilots in the Turkish armed forces but left and worked in civil aviation.

A Turkish private jet heading towards Istanbul from UAE's Sharjah caught fire while crossing over Iranian air space and hit Mount Helen in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province of Iran on Sunday afternoon. The plane took off around 4:41 p.m today and reached a cruising altitude of just over 35,000 feet, according to FlightRadar24, a flight-tracking website.

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Heavy rains and wind in the mountain range since the crash Sunday made it impossible for helicopters to land in the area, though officials hoped to bring the bodies down from the mountain later in the day, IRNA said. That equipment, typically painted in a bright color to allow searchers to easily find it, records cockpit conversations and radio transmissions, as well as other data from a flight.