Helicopter crash kills 5 people in Iran

Helicopter crash kills 5 people in Iran

Five people were killed after a rescue helicopter crashed in Iran’s western province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari.

According to Iran’s state TV, the helicopter was trying to airlift a pregnant woman, but did not make it to her location on Monday.

Head of the country’s emergency medical services Pirhossein Koulivand told the TV three of the five aboard were flight crew and two were rescue workers.

Iranian aircraft crashes have been blamed on its old fleet and years of international sanctions over the country’s nuclear program, the AP reported.

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