Iran says fighter jet crashes after engine failure, pilots survive

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Iran says fighter jet crashes after engine failure, pilots survive
US-made Grumman F-14 Tomcat crashes near central city of Isfahan; footage shows large smoke column
By AP

TEHRAN — An Iranian fighter plane crashed near the central city of Isfahan on Saturday after its engine failed, but both pilots survived, media reported. The pilots were taken to a local hospital, the official IRNA news agency said. It said there was a technical failure in the engine of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat that led to the crash. A clip by the agency showed columns of smoke billowing from the remains of the aircraft in a desert area.

Iran’s air force has an assortment of US-made military aircraft purchased before the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the Tomcat F-14 is American-made. It also has Russian-made MiG and Sukhoi planes. Decades of Western sanctions have made it hard to obtain spare parts and maintain the aging aircraft. Iran has a history of similar crashes among its faltering fleet. In May, a fighter jet crashed in the central desert of Iran, killing both pilots.

more............ https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-fighter-jet-crashes-after-engine-failure-pilots-survive/
 
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