Five people were killed when a rescue helicopter crashed into a utility pole in Chaharmahal province on Monday (March 4). According to state media, the ill-fated helicopter was on its way to pick up a woman in urgent need of medical care.
As per reports the helicopter went down in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province on its way to pick up a pregnant woman in urgent need of medical care, state television reported.
Iran has suffered a string of plane and helicopter crashes over the past few decades. Tehran says US sanctions have long prevented it from buying new aircraft or spare parts from the West to modernize its fleet.
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19 August, 2019