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Eleven people killed in Turkish private jet crash in Iran

Plane crashed in a mountainous area in the southwest of the country while en route to Istanbul

A total of 11 people have been killed in a plane crash in southwestern Iran, reports the ISNA news agency, citing civil aviation officials.
Iranian emergency services are searching for the wreckage of a Turkish private jet that crashed in a mountainous area in the southwest of the country while en route to Istanbul, Reuters reports.

“We can confirm that a Turkish private jet… while passing through our airspace disappeared from the radar and crashed near Shahr-e Kord,” said Civil Aviation Organization spokesman, Reza Jafarizadeh, as cited by Asriran.

A private Turkish plane traveling from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul has crashed in southwestern Iran, Iranian state television and the Tasnim news agency reported Sunday, citing aviation officials.

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