Iran Helicopter Crash: Mohammad Mokhber Replaces Ebrahim Raisi

Iranian President Raisi Helicopter Crash
Iranian President Raisi Helicopter Crash

The Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash in East Azerbaijan province on Sunday. After the tragic accident, now the vice president Mokhber is currently appointed as the acting president of the Islamic Republic.

Who are all with the Iranian President in the Helicopter Crash?

  • Ebrahim Raisi - Iranian President
  • Hossein Amirabdollahian - Iranian Foreign Minister
  • Malek Rahmati - new governor in East Azerbaijan 
  • Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem - representative of the Supreme leader in East Azerbaijan
  • Sardar Seyed Mehdi Mousavi- head of Raisi’s guard team,
  • Seyed Taher Mostafavi - helicopter’s pilot Colonel
  • Mohsen Daryanush - co-pilot Colonel 
  • Major Behrouz Ghadimi - flight technician

Iranian President Helicopter Missing:

The Iranian President went missing between the two places Varzaqan and Jolfa which is situated in the East Azerbaijan province, Iran. The team received the last signal from the Bell 212 helicopter in the forest region of Dismar. The Iranian rescue team was continuously sending the rescue team to locate the helicopter. 

Due to the bad weather, the official rescue team was not able to find or locate the Iranian president. The area where the helicopter disappeared in the forest was covered by fog did not help the rescue situation. Many people hoped for the president's and other's rescue but some lost their hope and assumed the members would have died.

Iranian President Helicopter Crash:

Bell 212 helicopter carrying the Iranian president went missing yesterday kept the people in shock. The helicopter was found this morning and the team found that the Iranian president Ebrahim and other members who traveled along with him in the helicopter were found dead in the helicopter crash. Later, it was reported that Ebrahim Raisi was traveling home to Tehran and made a crash near Jolfa.

The team was trying to find the identification of each person and give the respective bodies to their family and honor them. The death of the president with other political leaders shattered the country.

Who Is Know Selected As The Acting President In Iran?

After hearing the horrible news, Iran mourns for President Ebrahim and the rest who were in the helicopter crash. In this situation, now Iran's first Vice President Mohammad Mokhber was appointed as acting president on Monday. 

Mohammad Mokhber was the former head of the Execution of Imam Khomeini's Order (EIKO), the chairman of the board at Sina Bank, and deputy governor of Khuzestan Province.

What Is the Helicopter Model That Carried the Iranian President?

Ebrahim Raisi traveled in a Bell 212 helicopter which was manufactured by Dextran Company, a division of Bell Dextran Inc. The company developed the original UH-1 Iroquois, an advanced technology helicopter for the Canadian military in the late 1960s. 

Knowing about the tragic accident, people took social media as a tool to express their concerns to the country and there are a lot of conspiracy theories around his death all over social media which is not confirmed by the Iran country.

Indian Prime Minister Modi wrote in his X expressing his concern, "Deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic demise of Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. His contribution to strengthening India-Iran bilateral relationship will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to his family and the people of Iran. India stands with Iran in this time of sorrow."