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2 dead in Iran army chopper crash

A military helicopter crashed today in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, killing the pilot and co-pilot, a media report said.

world Updated: Jun 01, 2011 10:30 IST

A military helicopter crashed on Monday in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, killing the pilot and co-pilot, a media report said.

The Cobra 209 helicopter belonging to the army's Shahid Vatanpour Training Centre crashed in a field at 10.30 am after it caught fire while airborne, Xinhua reported, citing the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) network.

Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaili, provincial deputy governor, said the incident was due to a technical fault in the helicopter.