Iran President's Helicopter Crash

Iran President’s Helicopter Crash: What we know so far

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In a dramatic incident on May 19, 2024, a helicopter carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi crashed while traveling back from East Azerbaijan province. This event has generated significant attention due to the potential implications for Iran’s leadership and aviation safety.

The helicopter crash occurred near Jolfa in East Azerbaijan province, with President Raisi and several high-ranking officials on board. Reports indicate that the helicopter encountered mechanical issues during poor weather conditions, leading to a hard landing.

President Raisi and the foreign minister, among other officials, were involved in the crash.

Preliminary investigations suggest mechanical failure exacerbated by adverse weather conditions as potential causes.

Emergency services promptly deployed 20 rescue teams and drones to the crash site.


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