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Last updated: 24 September 2018
Datum:Sonntag 11 März 2018
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CL60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604
Fluggesellschaft:Basaran Holding
Kennzeichen: TC-TRB
Werknummer: 5494
Baujahr: 2001
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Shahr-e Kurd (   Iran)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Sharjah Airport (SHJ/OMSJ), Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
Flug nach:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Türkei
A Turkish Challenger 604 corporate jet impacted a mountain near Shahr-e Kurd in Iran, killing all 11 on board. The aircraft operated on a flight from Sharjah, UAE to Istanbul, Turkey.
Flight tracking data from Flightradar24 shows the aircraft departing at 13:11 UTC. A cruising altitude of FL360 was reached at 13:44. About 14:32 the aircraft climbed to about FL377 when it suddenly entered a pronounced descent.
The permission to descend was requested by the crew because of a technical problem.

The aircraft then crashed in mountainous terrain. Weather conditions at the accident site include thunderstorms, heavy winds and rain.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sharjah Airport to Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport as the crow flies is 2995 km (1872 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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