Yesterday we reported a helicopter crash which killed five people as of press time. Reports reaching us have confirmed that a bride-to-be and her hen party were killed were the ones killed in the crash in an Iranian mountain range on the way home from Dubai. According to reports in Turkish newspapers, the passengers on board were bride-to-be Mina Basaran, 28, and a group of friends who had been celebrating her hen party.
Mina Basran also posted a photo online believed to have been taken inside the private jet
Socialite Mina was a star on social media and has more than 85,000 followers on Instagram. She was reportedly on the management board at her millionaire father Huseyin Basaran’s company, and was next in line to run the business. The other women believed to have been in the hen party were identified by local media as Zeynep Coskun, Ayse And, Burcu Urfali, Asli Izmirli, Liana Hananel, Jasmin Baruh and Sinem Akay.
Several of them worked in fashion, as jewellery or clothes designers, and appear to have all been part of the upper echelons of Istanbul society. An image believed to have been posted on social media by Mina as they took off from Istanbul on Thursday shows the hen party posing with three female crew members.