Daily Israel Report

Helicopter Carrying Iran's Ahmadinejad Makes Emergency Landing

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made an emergency landing Sunday after it malfunctioned.
By Arutz Sheba staff
First Publish: 6/3/2013, 9:39 AM

Ahmadinejad
Ahmadinejad
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A helicopter carrying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made an emergency landing Sunday after it malfunctioned, state-run Press TV reported.

On board the aircraft with the president were reportedly several officials who were on their way to inaugurate three road projects.

The report did not specify the problem that had caused the aircraft to make the emergency landing but noted that the pilot landed safely in a mountainous area in the northern part of the country.

Following the inauguration ceremony, Ahmadinejad returned to the capital by car.

Ahmadinejad has served two terms as Iran's president and cannot run for a third straight term.

A total of 686 candidates have registered to replace him in elections scheduled for this month, Press TV reported.