Private plane crashes in Iran
Tehran: A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul with at least 11 people on board crashed tonight in a mountainous region of Iran, authorities said. There was no immediate report of injuries.
Iranian state television quoted Mojtaba Khaledi, the spokesman of the country's emergency management organisation, as saying the plane hit a mountain in Shahr-e Kord and burst into flames.
Shahr-e Kord is some 370 kilometres (230 miles) south of the capital, Tehran. The state-run IRNA news agency and state television said rescuers were trying to reach the scene.