The helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raïssi reportedly had an “accident”

The helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raïssi reportedly had an “accident”
The helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raïssi reportedly had an “accident”

Several sources claim that a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raïssi had an accident. Nothing is confirmed at this stage.

An Iranian presidential helicopter was involved in an “accident” in the northwest of the country on Sunday, and uncertainty remained over the fate of President Ebrahim Raïssi, who would be one of the passengers on board, announced official media.

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Rescue operations underway

“There are unconfirmed reports that the helicopter carrying President Raisi had an accident in East Azerbaijan province,” state television said, adding that operations were “underway” to locate him while the weather conditions were bad.

Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati known as Ebrahim Raïssi is 63 years old. This Shiite Ayatollah has been president of the Islamic Republic of Iran since August 3, 2021.

Inauguration of a dam

According to other sources, including Reuters, there is talk of “a hard landing on Sunday”, according to information relayed by Tehran public television. Besides Ebrahim Raïssi, there were several other Iranian officials on board.

President Raisi was traveling to northern Iran to inaugurate a dam with the President of Azerbaijan. The area is known for being extremely foggy and weather conditions not always suitable for helicopter flights.

More information to follow…

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