Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Iran

Iran Pilots Die In Military Jet Crash

In Iran, officials say a U.S.-made F-14 Iranian fighter jet has crashed in the Bushehr province of southern Iran.

Iranian Fars News Agency quotes officials as saying both the pilot and the co-pilot were killed in the January 26 crash.

The report says technical failure is suspected of being the cause of the downing.

Iran owns a fleet of U.S.-manufactured aircraft that Tehran bought before the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Reports say international sanctions targeting Iran's nuclear program have hindered Iran's ability to maintain the fleet.

compiled from agency reports
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