November 14th, 2012
06:50 AM ET

Helicopter crash kills 10 in Iran

An Iranian air force helicopter crashed Wednesday, killing all 10 people on board, according to the semiofficial Fars News Agency.

"The helicopter was carrying five people who had been injured earlier in a road accident, as well as four crew members and one medic," a medical official was quoted as saying.

The five passengers worked for the Ministry of Education, another official said.

The crash took place near a hospital in the holy city of Mashad.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. TheGreenMan

    As Iran uses Helicopters from the Russian aircraft sector, it will be difficult for them to blame the event on the impact of 'western' sanctions

    November 14, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Ajax

      Most Iranian helicopters are actually old American ones.

      SH 3, Bell 214, Bell 205, bell 206 CH 47, AH 1 mainly

      November 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. James Bond

    Are you sure they are not nuclear scientists?

    November 14, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pete


    November 14, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Kerry

      Using that logic, then all the people effected by the Storm Sandy are reaping their bad Karma. A little hare to swallow.

      November 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Arne

    I wish you people would get off of the "holy" city thing,...Holy city of this and the Holy city of that......Just give the name of the city. Who the hell cares if it is a holy city or not. Don't see too much Holiness in these cities where tribes are killing each other all the time.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. peacepak

    Their Drone went Off Track ??

    November 14, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Babak from LA

    An airforce helicopter on a medical mission for civilians? .... That makes them not civilians...

    November 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. James Bond

    Well, its a start.

    November 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO ©

    Will they blame Mossad or the CIA? I know, they are one and the same, right.

    November 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |