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No survivors in Turkish private plane crash: Iran media

AFP  |  Tehran 

All 11 people on board a private Turkish plane that crashed in southwestern died in the incident, Iranian reported today.

Turkish and Iranian officials said there were eight passengers and three crew aboard the plane, which crashed in the on Sunday evening during a flight from to

Turkish said the eight passengers were Mina Basaran, the daughter of a leading Turkish businessman, and seven of her friends who had spent the past days in the to celebrate her marriage.

The crew, including the two pilots, were also all female, the reports said.

There was no immediate indication as to the cause of the crash.

Iran's state agency said rescuers at the site had found 10 bodies, which were to be taken by helicopter to the Shahr-e Kord airport, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of

Rescue workers are continuing to search for the eleventh body, it said, adding that all the corpses so far found had been identified except for two, which were heavily burnt.

The aircraft's black boxes were found and will be handed to Turkish authorities, said, citing Jafar Madani, of the province where the plane crashed.

The crash comes less than a month after a twin-engine passenger plane of Iran's crashed in the Zagros range, killing all 66 people on board.

The plane had disappeared off the radar after taking off from on a domestic flight as a snowstorm battered the mountains.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 13:05 IST