Two pilots killed as fighter jet crashes in Iran

Two pilots killed as fighter jet crashes in Iran

PanARMENIAN.Net - An F-5 fighter jet crashed after hitting mountains near the western Iranian city of Abdanan, in Ilam province, killing both crew members, Press TV reported.

Abdanan governor Morad Naseri said the aircraft exploded after hitting the mountains on Sunday, April 21 morning. He added that both pilots were killed.

The official said that the fighter jet, which belonged to the Dezful air base, was being used for training at the time.

The exact cause of the crash has not been determined yet, but investigation is currently underway, he added.

 Top stories
Scores were wounded in at least five suicide attacks and two car bombs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A Syrian source said Aleppo was excluded from truces “because there are terrorists there who haven’t stopped hitting the city.”
The raid by U.S. special operators on a mission to kill or capture IS leaders, occurred in Iraq and targeted Suleiman Abd Shabib al-Jabouri.
Helicopter design and manufacturing company Russian Helicopters delivered as many as 212 aircraft to various customers in 2015.
Partner news