June 2, 2018 / 12:02 PM / 5 months ago

UPDATE 1-Iran military jet crashes in Isfahan province, pilots eject

(Adds reason for the crash, fate of crew)

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) - An Iranian military jet crashed on Saturday in the central Isfahan province, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, but the two pilots ejected before it came down in a desert area.

“The fighter ran into technical problems after departing the Shahid Babaei Air Base in Isfahan on a training flight and crashed mid-day near Hasanabad village,” the air force said in a statement published on Fars.

Emergency teams arrived at the crash site, Fars said, and the pilot and co-pilot of the F-7 jet were taken to a hospital. (Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; editing by David Stamp)

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