IRIAF Boeing CH-47C Chinook crash land near Karaj- Iran. A Boeing CH-47 Chinook sustained serious damage to the rear rotor in an accident near Karaj, Iran.
An Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) CH-47 Chinook helicopter conducted a crash/forced landing Wednesday near Karaj, situated 20 kilometers (12 mi) west of Tehran.
According to local reports, five crew members received minor injuries during the incident. No additional details are available at present and it is not known whether the incident was an intentional emergency landing or a crash.
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IRIAF CH-47 Chinook after today’s force/crash landing in Karaj.
5 crew members received minor injuries.#avgeek #Iran #IRIAF pic.twitter.com/4Sd8gSN7u0
— Aerospacetalk (@Aerospacetalk) September 12, 2018
CH-47 Chinook is a twin-engined, tandem rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and currently manufactured by Boeing Vertol (later known as Boeing Rotorcraft Systems).
Despite the arms embargo in place upon Iran, the Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) has completely overhauled, re-built and reverse-engineered some Iranian Chinooks and has managed to keep its Chinook fleet operational.
Currently, 20 to 45 Chinooks are operational in Iran operated by its Army and Air Force.