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Breaking: Helicopter Carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi Crashes

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Helicopter Carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, Crashes. 


A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has been involved in an incident while he was visiting neighboring Azerbaijan, according to Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency.


Reports indicate that some of the president’s companions aboard the helicopter managed to communicate with Central Headquarters, suggesting the possibility that the incident may not have resulted in casualties. However, the exact status of President Raisi and the helicopter remains unclear.

The helicopter was part of a convoy of three helicopters. The other two helicopters, carrying ministers and officials, successfully reached their destination, as confirmed by Tasnim.

Among those reportedly on the helicopter with President Raisi were Seyyed Mohammad-Ali Al-Hashem, Tabriz’s Friday Prayer Imam, and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, Tasnim shared on X.


Ejes Gist News reports that the helicopter experienced a “hard landing” near Jolfa, a city on the border with Azerbaijan, approximately 600 kilometers northwest of Tehran.

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The incident occurred in a forest area with heavy rain and fog, making it challenging for rescue teams to reach the site.
Some passengers were able to communicate with authorities, raising hopes of no casualties.

The exact status of Raisi’s helicopter and the president’s condition are unclear.

Passengers On Board

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, Seyyed MohammadAli AlHashem, Tabriz’s Friday Prayer Imam and Other officials accompanying the president

Rescue teams, including drones, are working to reach the site, hindered by poor weather conditions.


The head of Iran’s Red Crescent Society’s Relief and Rescue Department is overseeing the search operation.

As the situation unfolds, further details are awaited to confirm the safety and condition of President Raisi and his companions.

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