IRGC warplane crashes in southern Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
An Iranian military plane, belonging to IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps), crashed in the country’s southern province of Fars today morning, state-run IRINN TV reported Nov. 11.
The incident occurred at 8:00 local time (GMT +3:30) when a Sukhoi Su-22 fighter, which was carrying out combat exercises, crashed near Sarvestan city.
Aerospace Force of the IRGC announced that the plane's pilot was killed in the incident.
Investigation teams have been dispatched to the incident location. No further details were reported about the causes of the incident.
Last month, an Iranian light plane crashed in Kerman city in southeastern Kerman Province.
A similar incident occurred last year in December, killing the pilot, when an ultra-light gyroplane belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force crashed in Saravan airport.
In October 2016, another military plane crashed in Iranshahr city in southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province, killing the pilot and co-pilot. The ultra-light plane, belonging to the IRGC, was returning from a reconnaissance operation, when the incident occurred near the Iran-Pakistan border.