Iran President’s Helicopter Crash: No Sign of Life Detected, Says Red Crescent

Iran President's Helicopter Crash: No Sign of Life Detected

A helicopter carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials crashed in the East Azerbaijan province on May 19, 2024. The crash occurred in a mountainous area, and rescuers have reported finding no signs of life at the wreckage site. The helicopter was returning from a visit to a dam project on the border with Azerbaijan when the incident occurred.

Despite extensive search efforts by rescue teams, the prospects for survivors are grim. The head of Iran’s Red Crescent, Pir Hossein Kolivand, confirmed that no signs of life have been detected among the wreckage. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but the challenging terrain and poor weather conditions are believed to have played a significant role.

This tragic event has deeply affected the nation, with an outpouring of concern and grief. President Raisi was accompanied by Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other senior officials during the flight.