Iranian president’s helicopter crashes in possible hard landing incident; rescue operation ongoing

Rescuers in Iran are trying to reach a helicopter involved in “an incident” with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on board, according to Iranian state television.

Initial reports indicate a hard landing incident, without elaborating on who else was on board.

Semiofficial news agencies offer varying explanations for what was happening.

Raisi was traveling in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province. A rescue operation is ongoing.

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