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Bodies of women killed in Iran air crash return to Turkey

AFP  |  Istanbul 

The bodies returned to today of 10 of the 11 women killed when a private jet crashed in while returning from a pre-wedding party in the United Arab Emirates, a tragedy that shocked Turks.

The women attended the hen party of Mina Basaran, the daughter of Turkish Huseyin Basaran, and were returning home when the private jet crashed into the

Mina Basaran, 28, and many of her seven girlfriends who accompanied her on the trip had successful careers with some already starting families. The disaster prompted an outpouring of grief in

The other three of the 11 killed, all women, were the two pilots and a flight attendant.

Ten bodies were flown back to from aboard a Turkish military jet, the agency said.

The families of the dead were meanwhile flown home on a scheduled flight, it added.

The body of has yet to be recovered, it said, after previous reports said all had been found.

confirmed that 10 of the women had been identified. "One of the cadaver bags contained remains which belonged to other 10 bodies. One body is still missing," it said.

said the plane crashed after a technical problem whose origin remains unknown.

Turkish said was to marry her fiance on April 14 at the Ciragan Saray, an Ottoman-era palace by the Bosphorus and one of Turkey's most prominent wedding venues.

Photographs reprinted from showed the eight women lounging at a resort in the UAE and posing with the two pilots inside the plane.

The Basaran Holding company of Mina's father Huseyin is active in the energy, construction and tourism sectors. Mina had become a in 2013.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 20:00 IST