Iranian fighter jet crashes killing occupants

A fighter jet, F7 jet, crashed Tuesday in the central desert of Iran killing both pilots onboard the aircraft, reports say.

The tragedy occurred at the Anarak training site near the central city of Isfahan. It is unclear what caused the crash but Iran’s semiofficial Tasnim news agency, known close to the military, indicated that authorities were investigating the accident.


Four year ago, an F-7 reportedly crashed near Isfahan during an aerial exercise because of what was later described as a technical problem.


The Islamic republic’s airpower has aged and several years of western sanctions, have crippled Teheran’s ability to revamp its fleet. The country has assortment of US-made military aircraft purchased before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, as well as Russian-made MiG and Sukhoi planes.


The military uses the F-7 for training.

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