Date & Time: Mar 11, 2018 at 1840 LT
Operator:
Registration:
TC-TRB
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sharjah – Istanbul
MSN:
5494
YOM:
2001
Country:
Iran
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
8
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Sharjah Airport, UAE, at 1711LT on a flight to Istanbul-Atatürk Airport. The crew continued to the northwest over Iran territory and the aircraft reached the assigned altitude of 36,000 feet at 1744LT. At 1832LT, it is understood the crew was cleared to climb to 37,700 feet when an unexpected situation was encountered. It is believed the aircraft went into an uncontrolled descent until it struck the slope of a mountain located in the region of Shahr-e-Kord and exploded.