Turkish plane crashes in Iran on way to Istanbul, leaving 11 dead

Iran Turkish business heiress and her friends among 11 feared dead in plane crash

All 11 people on board a Turkish plane that crashed in western Iran have been killed, Iranian media report.

An emergency services spokesman told the channel that the plane came down in a mountainous area and caught fire.

A prominent bride-to-be and her closest friends have died in a private plane crash during a bachelorette trip from Dubai.

The General Civil Aviation Authority in the UAE said the flight took off from Sharjah International Airport on its way to Istanbul.

The plane had left from the emirate of Sharjah and went down near the city of Shahr-e Kord, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Tehran, state television reported.

At least one of the passengers was a member of businessman Huseyin Basaran's family, Kerem Kinik said.

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This photo is being widely circulated online of the crash site, however, 9NEWS is unable to confirm at this stage.

Seven search and rescue teams have been sent to site of the crash to search for the wreckage.

It says that the private jet crashed near the southern Iranian city of Shahr-e Kord on Sunday night.

Iranian emergency management officials said all the passengers were young women and the emergency crew discovered all the bodies after the crash, according to state television IRNA.

The crash comes less than a month after a twin-engine plane plummeted into the ground in southern Iran - killing all 65 people on overseas.

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