Military aircraft crashes in south Iran, pilot killed

April 11, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – A military aircraft of the Iranian Air Force crashed on Sunday near the city of Sarvestan, about 80 km east of Shiraz in the southern province of Fars.

The pilot was killed and the copilot was slightly injured.
The plane was on a training mission.
Reportedly, the crashed plane was probably a Sukhoi training aircraft.
No further details were reported about the incident. However, top Air Force commander Houshang Heydari has said that investigation is underway to find out the cause of the incident.