Iran President Ebrahim Raisi's Helicopter Mysteriously Crashes In East Azerbaijan; Video Of Search Ops Surfaces

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi's Helicopter Mysteriously Crashes In East Azerbaijan; Video Of Search Ops Surfaces

Iran's Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has confirmed that a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi made a hard landing in Jolfa, Press TV reported.

ANIUpdated: Monday, May 20, 2024, 01:50 AM IST
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Tehran: Rescue teams have reached the city of Jolfa in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan and trying to locate the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter which made hard-landing, Press TV reported.

Iran's Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has confirmed that a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi made a hard landing in Jolfa, Press TV reported.

Iranian President Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, East Azarbaijan Governor Malek Rahmati, and several other passengers were on board when it faced difficulties and was forced to make a "hard landing" in Jolfa, Iranian city bordering Azerbaijan, Press TV reported.

According to Iranian official media, the convoy consisted of three helicopters, two of which made a safe landing and one of made a "hard landing".

Here is reportedly the last video of the Iranian Dictator Ibrahim Raisi.

The incident happened when President Raisi was returning from a ceremony to inaugurate a dam on the Aras River with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev.

Press TV reported that Drone units are being used to assist in the emergency operation.

Moreover, two other helicopters carrying a number of ministers and officials reached the destination safely.

According to authorities, bad weather conditions had made it difficult for rescue teams from the Iranian Red Crescent Society to reach the site of the incident, according to Press TV report.

Earlier in the day, Raisi was in Azerbaijan to inaugurate a dam on the Aras River with Azerbaijan's counterpart Ilham Aliyev.

Further details are awaited.

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