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News number: 9106040024

19:22 | 2012-08-25

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IRGC Chopper Crashes in Northwestern Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A military chopper operating for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) crash landed in Iran's Northwestern border region of Sardasht, the IRGC announced in a statement on Saturday.



According to the statement, the chopper operated for the IRGC's Hamzeh Seyed ol-Shohada Base and was on a mission over the region at the time of crash this morning.

The statement blamed technical flaw for the incident, saying that the aircraft crashed as it approached the base for landing.

The statement further announced that three flight crews and one IRGC personnel were martyred in the crash.