Iran President and Other World Leaders Killed in Plane Crashes

President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Aamir Abdullahiyan have been killed in a helicopter crash, along with several colleagues. This tragic accident has shocked the world and is leading to numerous claims about Raisi’s death. The demise of Raisi, from one of the world’s most powerful countries, reminds us of similar accidents involving heads of state. Here are 10 instances where national leaders have been killed in plane crashes

President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi

President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Aamir Abdullahiyan died in a helicopter crash on Sunday while returning from East Azerbaijan province of Iran and none of them survived the accident.

General Zia-ul-Haq

In 1988, former Pakistani President and dictator, General Zia-ul-Haq, died in a plane crash near Bahawalpur in Punjab province of Pakistan. Various theories, like mechanical malfunction, coup, and conspiracy, surround his death.

President Of Poland, Lech Kaczynski Died In The Same Manner

Former President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, died in a 2010 plane crash near Molensk. The accident claimed the lives of many Polish government officials and was one of the most devastating plane crashes involving national leaders.

How Did Ramon Magsaysay Die?

President Ramon Magsaysay of the Philippines died in a 1957 plane crash near Mount Manungal and was known for his anti-communist policies.

Juvenal Habyarimana And Cyprien Ntaryamira

In 1994, Juvenal Habyarimana, the President of Rwanda, and Burundi President Cyprien Ntaryamira were killed when their plane was shot down as it was about to land in Rwanda which caused a large-scale genocide in Rwanda.

Samora Machel

Mozambique’s President Samora Machel died in a 1986 plane crash while he was travelling to South Africa and there are still controversies and claims that surround this accident.

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Bingu wa Mutharika

Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika died in 2012 after his plane encountered bad weather. Although he was safely rescued, he later died because of a heart attack while being taken to the hospital.

Hafez al-Assad

Syrian President Hafez al-Assad died in a plane crash in 2000 near Damascus while he was piloting the plane and reportedly suffered a heart attack. However, some speculate there was a conspiracy.

Leon Ba

Gabon’s first President, Leon Ba, died in a plane crash near Gabon’s coast.

Ibrahim Nasir

Maldives’ second President, Ibrahim Nasir, died in a helicopter crash in 2008 during a private tour to an island with minimal human population.

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