Iranian fighter jet crashes, killing pilots

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 15

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

An Iranian military official has announced that one of its training-operational fighter jets has crashed, killing the pilot and co-pilot.

The crash took place on July 15, at 11:15 local time (GMT +4:30 hours) near Lake Bakhtegan in the country's southern Fars Province, Hossein Mohammmadi, a local air force commander said, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported.

The F-4 fighter jet belonged to the air force base at the southern city of Bandar Abbas, he said, adding that the crash occurred a few minutes after taking off from the Shiraz city air base.

Experts were sent to the incident location and currently are investigating the cause of the crash, Mohammmadi noted.

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