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Iranian F-4 fighter jet crash kills both pilots

Iran Press TV

Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:14PM

An Iranian Air Force fighter jet has crashed in the country's southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, killing its two pilots.

The F-4 Phantom II fighter jet crashed due to "technical problems" while in a training mission northwest of the port city of Konarak, in the vicinity of Taran village near the Kahir-Shahr district at 11:00 local time (07:30 GMT) on Tuesday, said Konarak Governor Bijan Bakhtiyari.

The plane tried to land on a nearby road but failed due to heavy traffic at the time and crashed near the village, he said, adding that the case is under further investigation.

Konarak is located some 700 kilometers (434 miles) south of the provincial capital city of Zahedan and 1,450 kilometers (900 miles) southeast of the capital Tehran.

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