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Chopper Pilot Dies in Crash

Chopper Pilot Dies in Crash Chopper Pilot Dies in Crash

Nourkaram Zarei, the pilot of the helicopter which crashed on Tuesday into Chitgar Lake located in northwestern Tehran (District 12 of Tehran Municipality), succumbed to his injuries in hospital.  The eight people travelling in the helicopter belonging to the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (Panha) were all rescued from the recreational lake soon after the crash which occurred at 11.40 am. The injured were transferred to Firuzgar and Imam Khomeini hospitals in Tehran, Alef News Agency quoted Morteza Moradipour, head of the rescue team at Iran Red Crescent Society (IRCS), as saying.  He said rescue teams were immediately deployed to the area after the incident.  The reasons for the crash are still unknown and the matter is under investigation. 

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