Tehran (IP) – Iran's General Staff of the Armed Forces reported that the late President's helicopter crash was a mere accident.

 Iran Press/Iran news:  Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi along with Hojjatol-Islam Ale-Hashem Friday Prayers Imam of Tabriz, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malek Rahmati, General Governor of East Azarbaijan, pilot, co-pilot, crew chief, head of the security team and one of the bodyguards and several other companions were on board on way from Tabriz, northwestern Iran, to Tehran when their helicopter crashed on Sunday, May 19, and all were martyred. 

The Chief of Iran's Presidential Office, Gholam-Hossein Esmaili told Iran Press on Wednesday that the General Staff of the Armed Forces has released a series of primary information about the crash incident and would deliver detailed information in the due time and place. 

Still, in its second investigation report, Iran's General Staff of the Armed Forces announced: "According to the samples of the helicopter remnants taken and tested, the way they are dispersed, and the distances of the parts separated from the main body, the occurrence of an explosion due to sabotage during the flight moments before hitting the slopes of the heights is ruled out."

The report added that no sign of electronic war on the helicopter was observed, according to the experts' investigations. 

President Rais and his colleagues were returning from the opening ceremony of an Iranian-Azerbaijani join dam project when their helicopter crashed.


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