All of the 5 staff on-board the chopper were reported dead after the helicopter plummeted.

“The helicopter with 5 people (3 flight forces, 2 EMS technicians) had been dispatched to render relief to a pregnant woman in the impassable village of Dehdeli, Ardal County but it crashed before arriving in the mission region.” said Ahmad Mortazavi, managing director of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari provincial Red Crescent branch. “Following the incident, the Red Crescent dispatched 5 relief teams and one rapid response team to assess the incident and transfer the dead bodies.”

Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province lies in the southwestern part of the country. Its capital is Shahr-e Kord.