A plane of combat iranian crashed in the North-west city of Tabriz on Monday, killing Three people, including its two pilots, state television reported.
The state of the country-run news the IRNA agency said that the F-5 fighter hit the land near a school, which was closed at the time, and a sports room, he said.
The third person killed was a pedestrian, he added. An investigation is underway, the public broadcaster said.
According to the Tasnim news agency, the plane crashed into the Shahid Alipour sports hall. on Boulevard Monjem in Tabriz. The accident was followed by a huge fire in the center, which required intervention of the fire squad on the place.
General Reza Yousefi, commander of the air based in Tabriz, said the crashed plane was used for training and suffered a problem technique problem on son final flight.
“The pilots were unable to reach the runway,” he said, according to the report.
In the effort to avoid crash into the residential area, the pilots guided the jet to the stadium, he said. The report quotes Yousefi as saying: “The pilots sacrificed themselves, they could have (have) used the ejection system but they refused to do so.”
Instead, they headed for the stadium “to keep people sure,” Yousefi said in The report.
from iran air force has an assortment of United States-made military aircraft purchased before the Islamic Revolution of 1979. This also has Russian-made MiG and Sukhoi warplanes. decades of Western sanctions have made this hard to maintain its aging fleet.