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Warplane Crashes in Iran's Tabriz, 3 Dead

Warplane Crashes in Iran's Tabriz, 3 Dead

Monday, 21 February, 2022 - 07:15
Members of the Iranian Army take part in a military exercise in this picture obtained on November 7, 2021. Iranian Army/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS

A fighter jet has crashed in northwest Iran and killed two pilots and a civilian, the country's state-run news agency reported Monday.

IRNA said the F-5 fighter crashed into a stadium in a residential area of Tabriz and two pilots and a citizen were killed.

Authorities are investigating the disaster, the report said.

Iran’s air force has an assortment of US-made military aircraft purchased before the 1979 revolution. It also has Russian-made MiG and Sukhoi planes. Decades of Western sanctions have made it hard to maintain the aging fleet.

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