June 2, 2018 / 11:08 AM / a year ago

Iran military jet crashes in Isfahan province, pilots eject

LONDON (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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