|Published : 27 Nov 2016, 15:25:16|
Helicopter crash kills 5 in Iran
A helicopter carrying five people crashed in the Caspian Sea of Iran, killing everyone aboard.
Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that the helicopter belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company was on a mission to carry an injured person from an oil platform, reports AP.
IRNA said, Khaleq Sajjadi, an official in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran, quoting the crash was caused by a technical malfunction.
Air accidents are not uncommon in Iran, and are believed to be caused by poor maintenance and aging aircraft. –RH