A Turkish private jet Bombardier Challenger with registration ‘TC-TRB’ flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul with at least 11 people on board crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran as per the authorities. There were no any immediate report of casualties however, 11 people are expected to be killed in the crash.
Authorities said the jet crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran, some 370 kilometers (230 miles) south of the capital Tehran, during a heavy rain, none of the passengers were confirmed dead, however, the emergency crew has yet to arrive at the plane wreck.
“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 Organisation reported.
Sunday’s crash comes after an Iranian ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, crashed in southern Iran, killing all 65 people on board in February.
The semi-official Fars news agency reported that the plane took off from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and was heading to Turkey’s Istanbul.
Villagers near the crash say they saw flames coming from the plane’s engine before the crash, according to a report by Iran’s state-run judiciary news agency Mizan.