Sunday, October 17, 2021

Training Fighter Crashes in Southern Iran, 2 Killed

TEHRAN (FNA)- A training fighter jet of the Iranian Air Force crashed in the Southern city of Estahban in Fars province on Tuesday, killing both the pilot and co-pilot.

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Senior Iranian Army Commander in Fars and Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad provinces Amir Hossein Mohammadi

Senior Iranian Army Commander in Fars and Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad provinces Amir Hossein Mohammadi told reporters in Shiraz city on Tuesday that the plane was an operational-training fighter jet.

“The relief and rescue squads and experts rushed to the scene of the crash in the early moments after the incident and they are now scrutinizing the case,” he added.

Mohammadi said that the pilot and the co-pilot of the plane have both been killed in the incident.

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