Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo/FILE
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's helicopter had to make
an emergency landing in the northeast on Sunday after an unspecified
"accident," the presidency reported, adding that he was unhurt.
"The helicopter carrying Dr Ahmadinejad and a
number of officials on Sunday had an accident, but the pilot managed to
land the aircraft safely," the website president.ir reported.
He had been en route to inaugurate a local project in a mountainous region of northeast Iran when the incident happened.
"With God's help the president and the officials
accompanying him were not hurt. After the landing the president
inaugurated the project and returned to Tehran by car," the website
It did not give any more details about what happened in the "accident."
Ahmadinejad is coming to the end of his second term as president of the Islamic republic.
Eight approved candidates are standing for
president in an election on June 14, and Ahmadinejad's term in office
ends on August 3.