Iran's Interior Minister, MPs, Officials Survive Helicopter Crash
Iran's Interior Minister Abdolvahed Mussavi Lari escaped unhurt from a helicopter crash in Iran's southwestern Chaharmahal va-Bakhtiari province Wednesday, the state IRNA news agency reported.
Lari was accompanied by the provincial governor, four MPs and two ministry officials. They were traveling from Baldaji, where they had just inaugurated the new governorate, for Shahr-e Kord in the same province.
The cause of the crash, which resulted in no injuries, was still unknown.
IRNA said the aircraft had only just taken off and moved only 10 meters (yards) forward when it crashed.
"Fortunately, the passengers of the helicopter were not injured," an unidentified provincial official was quoted as saying.
"The minister and his delegation were forced to travel by road from Baldaji to Shahr-e Kord," IRNA said – TEHRAN (AFP)
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