Iran’s President Is Not The Only President Who Lost Their Life In A Plane Crash, See Others

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1. President Rene Barrientos Ortuno, Bolivia (1969)

René Barrientos Ortuño, the 47th president of Bolivia, was killed in a helicopter crash on April 27, 1969. While an assassination was suspected, it was never proven.

2. President Samora Moisés Machel, Mozambique (1986)

Samora Moisés Machel, the first President of Mozambique, served from the country’s independence in 1975. He died in office in 1986 when his presidential aircraft crashed near the Mozambican-South African border.

3. President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Pakistan (1988)

General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the sixth President of Pakistan, passed away on August 17, 1988. His C-130 Hercules aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Bahawalpur. The cause of the crash remains unclear, with theories ranging from mechanical failure to sabotage.

4. President Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwanda and President Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundi (1994)

On April 6, 1994, the President of Rwanda, Juvénal Habyarimana, died in a plane crash near the capital city of Kigali. The incident also claimed the life of Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira and several others. Their aircraft, a Dassault Falcon 50, was struck by surface-to-air missiles as it prepared to land at Kigali International Airport.

5. President Lech Kaczyński, Poland (2010)

On April 10, 2010, Lech Kaczyński, the President of Poland, was travelling to Russia to commemorate the Katyn massacre, where 22,000 Polish military officers were killed by the Soviet Union. This journey ended in a plane crash near Smolensk, Russia, killing the president and all 96 people on board. An investigation committee, led by then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, was formed to examine the incident….Seê _ Morê

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