“Ball Of Fire” – Private Jet Crashes In Iran En Route From UAE To Turkey

Amid all the tensions currently roiling the middle-east, reports from Iranian state TV that a Turkish-owned private jet has crashed in Iran, en route from UAE to Turkey has the potential to become major geopolitical news.

Just two weeks after a commercial jet crashed in southern Iran, killing 65 people, Iranian state TV reports, citing aviation officials, that the crashed aircraft was heading from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Turkey’s most populous city of Istanbul.

SputnikNews reports that according to the Iranian News Agency Tasnim, a private jet crashed near the city of Shahr-e Kord in the southwestern province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari.

The plane reportedly caught fire mid-air before the crash. Eyewitnesses described seeing a ball of fire slamming into the side of Mount Helen.

An emergency services spokesman was quoted by state TV as saying the plane crashed in a mountainous area and caught fire.

Local media fear up to 20 feared dead, however, Iran state media claim the Turkish aircraft involved is a Bombardier Challenger 600, carrying 8 passengers and 3 crew members.

Some 6 rescue teams have been dispatched to the accident site.

Images on social media purport to show the crash site…

More details to follow…