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.
ALERT A Turkish private jet en route from Sharjah, UAE to Istanbul, Turkey has crashed in Southwestern Iran
— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) March 11, 2018
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.
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…