Military plane crashes in south Iran, pilot killed

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 - 09:36 GMT

The wreckage of the Iranian Boeing 727 airplane is pictured after it crashed near Urumiyeh in East Azermaijan province about 946 km (588 miles) northwest of Tehran January 9, 2011. PHOTO: REUTER

The wreckage of the Iranian Boeing 727 airplane is pictured after it crashed near Urumiyeh in East Azermaijan province about 946 km (588 miles) northwest of Tehran January 9, 2011. PHOTO: REUTER

TEHRAN- 11 November 2017: A military aircraft operated by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has crashed in the southern Iranian province of Fars, killing the pilot, Press TV reported Saturday.

The plane went down in the province’s Sarvestan County on Saturday. Sarvestan is located 85 kilometers to the east of Fars’ provincial capital, Shiraz.

The IRGC said the plane had been a Sukho-22. It said the pilot had lost his life in the crash.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the crash.

The IRNA news agency cited an informed source as saying that teams had been dispatched to the site to investigate.

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