The Supreme Committee assures that there are no remains of projectiles and that the device caught fire after hitting the ground


The preliminary investigation into the helicopter accident in which the President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, the Foreign Minister, Hosein Amirabdolahian, and their companions died, concluded this Thursday that “there is no suspicious indication” observable in the facts collected in The report.

The Supreme Committee in charge of the investigation has indicated that there are no marks or remains of projectiles on the crashed device, which caught fire after hitting the ground, although it will carry out further investigations in this regard, as reported by the state news agency IRNA.

In addition, it has been reported that the pilot of the helicopter, who was following the planned route without deviating from it, communicated with the pilots of the other two devices a minute and a half before the accident.

“In the surveillance tower’s conversations with the flight crew, no suspicious case has been observed,” the document states.

The helicopter crashed on Sunday afternoon in a difficult-to-access area of ‚Äč‚ÄčEast Azerbaijan province (northwest) after an inauguration ceremony for a dam in the area, an incident initially described as a “forced landing.” The search efforts, made difficult by the presence of fog and rain, had the support of several countries, including Turkey, which sent drones to locate the place where the remains of the device were located.