On Monday, an Iranian army fighter jet crashed into a residential area in Tabriz in northwestern Iran.
Three people were killed as a result. It concerns two crew members and a resident of the affected neighbourhood, Iranian state television reported.
A representative of the Red Crescent in Tabriz stated that the aircraft – an F-5 – hit a wall of a school around 9 a.m. local time. Fortunately, it was closed due to the corona pandemic. However, an investigation has been opened.
The Iranian Air Force is mainly equipped with Soviet-era Russian Mig and Sukhoi fighters, some Chinese aircraft and American F4s and F5s from before the Islamic revolution of 1979.
In addition, the country has produced its own Azarakhsh fighter planes in recent years, a version of the F -5.