Iranian President Raisi and nine others die in plane crash — photos, videos

The wreckage of the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024
The wreckage of the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashed near the Azerbaijan border on May 19, with rescuers finding the victims' bodies on the morning of May 20.

Nine other people died along with Raisi. In addition to his bodyguards and the helicopter crew, the dead include high-ranking officials, including Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

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NV publishes a video and photo report from the crash site of the Iranian president's helicopter.

The takeoff of a helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi near Iran's border with Azerbaijan, May 19, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Ali Hamed Haghdoust/IRNA/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Ali Hamed Haghdoust/IRNA/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Ambulances and other vehicles near Varzeqan in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province during the first hours of the search operation after the crash of the helicopter carrying Raisi, May 19, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Iranian Red Crescent Society/Handout via REUTERS</span>
Iranian Red Crescent Society/Handout via REUTERS

Rescuers in the mountains near the crash site of the helicopter carrying Raisi in the first hours of the search operation, May 19, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Iranian Red Crescent Society/Handout via REUTERS</span>
Iranian Red Crescent Society/Handout via REUTERS

Rescue vehicles on the road near Varzeqan in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province during the search for the crashed helicopter carrying Raisi, May 19, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Azin Haghighi/Moj News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Azin Haghighi/Moj News Agency/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Participants in the search operation looking for the crash site of the helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi, on the morning of May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Iranian Red Crescent Society/Handout via REUTERS</span>
Iranian Red Crescent Society/Handout via REUTERS

Rescuers at the crash site of the helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Rescuers at the crash site of the helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Rescuers at the crash site of the helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Rescuers at the crash site of the helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Rescuers move the body of one of the victims of the helicopter crash involving Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Rescuers move the body of one of the victims of the crash of a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Rescuers move the body of one of the victims of the crash of a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Rescuers near the crash site of a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Rescuers carry the body of one of the victims of the crash of a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Rescuers move the body of one of the victims of the crash of a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Rescuers near the crash site of a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS</span>
Stringer/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Wreckage of the helicopter that killed Raisi, May 20, 2024.

<span class="copyright">IRNA News Agency via X</span>
IRNA News Agency via X

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