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    Iranian F-5 Fighter Jet Crashes in West Iran, 2 Pilots Killed

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    An Iranian US-made fighter jet F-5 has crashed in western Iran, killing two pilots, Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

    MOSCOW, April 21 (RIA Novosti) – An Iranian US-made fighter jet F-5 has crashed in western Iran, killing two pilots, Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

    The fighter jet crashed into Mount Filman near the town of Abdanan, some 450 km (280 miles) southwest of the capital Tehran. The bodies of both pilots were found at the crash site, Mehr said, citing regional governor Morad Nasseri.

    Investigators are currently working at the crash site, the governor said.

    The jet fighter belonged to the Dezful airbase in the Khuzestan province.

    Iran’s Air Force employs US-made combat aircraft purchased before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and also Russia-made Sukhoi and MIG aircraft.

     

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