IRAN’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survived a helicopter scare when his official air transport crash landed today.
The pilot managed to land the chopper safely after an unspecified “accident” in the mountainous north of the country.
Mr Ahmadinejad and the other dignitaries on board all escaped unhurt, according to Iran’s official news agency.
The government refused to give any more details of what caused the crash, which happened as the president was on his way to inaugurate a new road tunnel.
His office said: “With God’s help the president and the officials accompanying him were not hurt.