Tehran (IP) - A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was involved in an accident while traveling in East Azerbaijan province, according to reports from Iranian state media.

Iran PressIran news:  The incident occurred as part of a convoy of three helicopters, with two of the aircraft safely reaching their destination with ministers and officials on board.

The helicopter carrying President Raisi was the only one affected by the accident. Also on board were Ayatollah Al-Hashem, the Friday Prayer Leader of Tabriz, and Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Foreign Minister of Iran.

The cause of the accident and the extent of any injuries or damage to the helicopter are currently unclear. The Iranian government has not yet released an official statement regarding the incident.

President Raisi was reportedly traveling in the region as part of an official visit. The convoy of helicopters was likely transporting the president and his entourage to a specific location within East Azerbaijan province.

This developing story highlights the potential risks and challenges faced by world leaders during official travel, even when utilizing modern transportation methods like helicopters. As more details emerge from Iranian authorities, the international community will be closely monitoring the situation and its potential implications.