There Were No Standard Maintenance Checks Performed On The Private Plane Carrying Entire Bridal Party
11 bodies perished in the accident
No doubt a loss that will be keenly felt by many, the group were returning from a bridal party celebration in Dubai when tragedy struck.
The private plane, which belonged to bride-to-be Mina Basaran, a 28-year-old heiress and daughter of prominent Turkish business man, Huseyin Basaran, departed from Sharjah International in a flight headed for Istanbul at 5.16pm (local time) and disappeared from radars hours later.
No standard maintenance checks before takeoff
In a statement from the Sharjah Civil Aviation Department (SCAD) it's been confirmed 11 passengers and crew perished in the flight. The department stated the plane did not apply for any maintenance checks while awaiting takeoff at the airport, according to the Khaleej Times.
However, the cause of the accident has yet to be confirmed, the flight did encounter adverse weather conditions.
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE will support the ongoing investigation into the accident.
The Iranian authorities will investigate this air accident and we will provide our support for the investigation as much as possible.— GCAA UAE (@gcaauae) March 11, 2018
We will provide more information regarding this air accident soon #gcaa_uae
The GCAA has learned that a private plane registered in Turkey has crashed in Iranian territory. The plane was en route from Sharjah in the UAE to Istanbul. The GCAA extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims. #gcaa_uae— GCAA UAE (@gcaauae) March 11, 2018