Iran recovers black boxes of crashed Turkish plane

Basaran recently posted photographs on the photo-sharing app Instagram of what appeared to be her bachelorette party, which included eight women.

But heavy rain and wind at the crash site initially made it impossible for helicopters to land in the area and bring the bodies down.

The reports, carried by the Hurriyet daily and several Turkish TV channels, said the Bombardier Challenger 604 private plane belonged to the Basaran Holding company of Mina's father Huseyin.

The Turkish state-owned news agency Anadolu said the Canadair CL604 business jet crashed shortly after calling to report an unspecified "technical failure", according to the Turkish Ministry of Transport.

Sharjah civil aviation authorities said in a statement late Sunday night that the plane's eight passengers were six Turks and two Spaniards.

The black box could help investigators determine the cause of the crash, as the equipment typically records cockpit conversations and radio transmissions.

Basaran was set to marry her fiancé, Murat Gezer, on April 14. "Clutching a bouquet of flowers, she wore a pair of fluffy pink ears on her head and a denim jacket decorated with an image of an engagement ring and the words "Mrs Bride" and "#bettertogether".

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The crash killed all 11 people aboard the plane, including three crew members, according to the Associated Press.

Mojtaba Khaledi, the spokesman of the National Disaster Management Organization of Iran, said the plane hit a mountain near Shahrekord and burst into flames.

The Instagram star Mina Basaran was one of 11 people killed in a private-jet crash in Iran on Sunday.

Turkey's Daily Sabah reported that the private jet was carrying the Basaran Holdings heir and bride-to-be.

Architect Zeynep Coskun, 28, who recently got engaged and would have married in the summer, was also said to be among those on board, Turkey's private Dogan news agency said.

The last photo on her account showed her surrounded by seven other young women, all wearing robes and sunglasses.

The all-female crew who also died consisted of pilot Beril Gebes, a former Turkish Airlines pilot who previously flew with the carrier's Airbus A320 fleet.

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