No sabotage in helicopter crash that killed President Raisi: Iranian General Staff

Ebrahim Raisi who died on May 19 in helicopter crash in East Azerbaijan.

A report by the Iranian General Staff found no evidence of electronic warfare intervention or sabotage in the helicopter crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

The second preliminary investigation report revealed no issues in the helicopter’s maintenance and repair records.

Examinations of the helicopter’s remains and parts showed no signs of sabotage or electronic warfare, according to the report.

It also noted that communication with the crew was normal until 69 seconds before the crash.

While the weather was suitable at takeoff, further investigation into its impact on the return route is needed, based on documents and statements from the other helicopters’ pilots and passengers.

Investigations will continue until the cause of the accident is determined, and findings will be made public.

The helicopter carrying Raisi, Amir-Abdollahian, and other officials crashed on May 19 in East Azerbaijan. They were declared dead on Monday, with a presidential election set for June 28.

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