Javad Fakoori, who was the Minister of Defense and was killed by a plane crash

Fakoori and other senior military officials, including Valiollah Fallahi and Mousa Namjoo, were killed in a crash near capital on 29 September 1981. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini made a speech following the incident in which he implied the Mujahedeen Khalq as the perpetrator without clearly condemning the leftist group.Fakoori was posthumously promoted to the rank of major general.