Thursday, June 20, 2024

Su-22 fighter jet crashes in Iran

A Su-22 fighter jet crashed in Iran’s southern Fars province on Saturday, as confirmed by state-run media.

The incident unfolded with the aircraft plummeting near Lake Persian in the Kazerun district, as disclosed by Iranian state television.

The pilot managed a safe ejection from the Su-22 military aircraft, deploying the ejection seat system and escaping unscathed. No casualties were reported.

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Official reports have remained relatively scant on specifics, offering minimal insight into the circumstances surrounding the crash or the factors leading to the incident.

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However, shedding a sliver of light on the situation, the Tesnim News Agency divulged that the ill-fated aircraft was under the ownership of the Revolutionary Guard Air Force.

The Su-22, a variant derived from the Russian Sukhoi Su-17, serves as a pivotal asset within Iran’s aviation arsenal.

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