The moment a beautician and a pilot were killed when their plane crashed into a high-voltage power cable during a pleasure flight in Turkey is captured on video.
Burcu Saglam, 22, boarded the single-engine jet from Pamukova, near Istanbul, on Thursday, but the connection was lost within 15 minutes.
After hitting a power cable, the plane burst into flames, killing Saglam and pilot Hakan Koksal, 54.
The charred remains of the plane were found near a field in the municipality of Osmangazi, around 78 miles away from Pamukova, after workers at a nearby natural gas plant informed authorities about an object plunging from the sky.
Saglam, who co-owned a hair salon with her partner, had recorded herself enjoying the views from the plane’s cockpit just minutes before the crash. She had written ‘Bye’ in an online post before the crash.
Footage shows the plane taxiing on the runway just before takeoff.
However, communication was lost abruptly at 3.32pm, when it was flying at an altitude of 1,200 meters (3,937 feet). Local workers discovered the wreckage later.
Search and rescue teams rushed to the crash site, where they discovered the bodies of the young beautician and experienced pilot.
One person is believed to have died when the plane caught fire after the wing collided with an overhead power line at the Ovaakca Natural Gas Cycle Power Plant, according to the local mayor, Alinur Aktas.
The other is believed to have died after being ejected from the aircraft. It’s unclear who Aktas was talking about.
Investigators are now looking into what caused the plane to collide with the 380,000-volt power line.
Burcu told her parents that morning that she was leaving home to look for work, according to local media.
They had no idea she had boarded the flight until authorities informed them of her death via phone call.
Burcu and Hakan have since been buried in different cemeteries in Bursa. Their autopsy reports are yet to be made public.
As well as her grieving parents, Saglam also leaves behind two older sisters and a brother.