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Helicopter with Iranian President on board crashes due to "technical failure" – media

Monday, 20 May 2024, 20:11
Helicopter with Iranian President on board crashes due to technical failure – media
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. Photo: Getty Images

Iranian agency IRNA has reported that the crash of the helicopter with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on board occurred due to a technical failure.

Source: IRNA

Details: This was stated in a publication with archive photos of the deceased president that he "was martyred on Sunday (19 May, 2024) in a helicopter crash that happened due to technical failure".


Mohammad Bagheri, Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), stated that a military delegation jointly with experts started investigating the cause of the incident on site of the crash. They will be disclosed later.


  • It was reported earlier that a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi likely crashed on Sunday.
  • On 20 May, rescue workers found the crashed helicopter that was carrying the Iranian President, Iranian Foreign Minister and other officials.  
  • Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported on the morning of 20 May that the Iranian President and Foreign Minister had been killed in a helicopter crash on 19 May.

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