After death of President Raisi – Iran’s General Staff presents report on helicopter crash – News




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  • The General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces has published a first report on the crash of the presidential helicopter.
  • The helicopter burst into flames shortly after the crash on Sunday.
  • According to initial findings, no bullet holes or other signs of external influence were discovered, according to the report published by the state news agency Irna.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hussein Amirabdollahian and seven other passengers were killed in the helicopter crash in the northwest of the country on Sunday.

They had an accident in thick fog in the mountains in the north of the country on their way back from a meeting with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. The statesmen were buried on Thursday.

Helicopter not suitable for flights in fog

Raisi’s chief of staff described the moments before the helicopter crash in an interview with state television on Tuesday. The weather was initially clear before the fleet headed into a field of clouds after about half an hour of flight.

A short time later, Raisi’s helicopter disappeared. The other two helicopters circled over the area for several minutes. Due to poor visibility, the two helicopters landed near a copper mine a short time later.

The helicopter was a Bell 212. According to some experts, the model is not designed for flights in low visibility.


SRF 4 News, 21.05.2024, 9 a.m.;


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