13:55 GMT +320 June 2019
Listen Live
    Afghanistan-The shadow of an Italian Air Force AB-212 helicopter

    Five People Killed in Ambulance Helicopter Crash in Western Iran - Reports

    CC BY 2.0 / isafmedia
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    203

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An ambulance helicopter crashed and killed five people in Iran's Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, the IRNA news agency reported Monday.

    All of the victims were the helicopter's crew, the IRNA news agency said, citing a provincial security official.

    According to the news agency ISNA, the helicopter crashed some 19 miles away from the city of Shahr-e Kord several minutes after takeoff.

    The helicopter, owned by the National Iranian Drilling Company, was transporting an emergency patient from the Amir Kabir offshore oil platform when it "disappeared half a mile from the oil rig on its way back", Behshahr Governor Khalegh Sajadi stated as quoted by the news agency ISNA.

    The Chief of the Red Crescent Society of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari has stated that five people were killed in an emergency helicopter crash in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, the helicopter was on an emergency relief mission.

    READ MORE: Iranian Plane With 60 Passengers Onboard Crashes Near Semirom

    According to reports, the reason for the crash is still unknown, the helicopter's black box has allegedly not been found yet.

    Related:

    Iran Presents Home-Made Multifunctional Saba-248 Helicopter (PHOTO, VIDEO)
    Iran Calls US Military in Persian Gulf ‘Main Problem’ After Helicopter Incident
    At Least 5 People Killed in Iran's Helicopter Crash in Caspian Sea
    Russia Hopes Easing of Tehran Sanctions Will Boost Helicopter Sales to Iran
    Tags:
    crash, helicopter, Iran
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik