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Rescue helicopter crashes in Iran, 2 dead

AP  |  Tehran 

Iran's official agency says a rescue helicopter has crashed in the Persian Gulf, killing at least two people on board.

reported that the helicopter was flying from an offshore rig toward yesterday, transporting an worker who had suffered a It says the worker and a paramedic died in the crash. Another two passengers are missing, and the pilot survived.

crashes in are often blamed on the country's aging aircraft fleets, which were poorly maintained during years of sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.

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First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 02:15 IST