Turkish socialite, 7 friends killed in plane crash after her bachelorette party

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A wealthy Turkish socialite and her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an Iranian mountainside.

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Reuters reports that the plane was owned by the private holding company of Turkish businessman, Huseyin Basaran, and carried eight passengers and three crew.

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Those on board included Basaran’s daughter Mina and seven of her friends, all flying back from a party ahead of her planned wedding next month.

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Basaran, a former deputy chairman of Trabzonspor football club, owns businesses that span yachts to energy.

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His construction projects include a series of luxury apartment blocks on Istanbul’s Asian side called “Mina Towers”, named after his daughter.

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