An Iranian F-14 fighter jet crashed on Saturday inflicting injuries to its two crew people, media in the Islamic republic reported.
“The fighter jet suffered a technical fault … and the pilot and co-pilot landed with parachutes,” acknowledged Rassoul Motamedi, spokesperson for the defense force in Isfahan province the build the wreck happened.
“The pilot and co-pilot were injured … and were without extend taken to medical institution for remedy,” he became quoted as announcing by Tasnim news agency, adding that the airplane became destroyed.
It became the second such incident in Isfahan province in less than a month, after two air force crewmen were killed when their F-7 coaching airplane went down.
The air force in sanctions-hit Iran has suffered several crashes in most popular years, with officers complaining of difficulties in procuring spare substances to care for its increasing old snappy in the air.
In February, an Iranian F-5 jet crashed in a residential condo of the northwestern city of Tabriz, killing three of us along with its two-man crew.
Iran has largely Russian MiG and Sukhoi fighter jets that date inspire to the Soviet skills, besides a pair Chinese language airplane, along with the F-7, French Mirage jets and American F-4 and F-5 fighter planes.
The Islamic republic has 80 F-14 Tomcats, a warplane that served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 till 2006 when it became withdrawn.
Tehran has persevered to make use of them because American sanctions in opposition to Iran in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic revolution prevent it from procuring for more popular Western jets.