Iranian F-4 fighter jet crashes in the southeast of the country

The F-4D fighter jet of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force from the 10th Tactical Air Base crashed in the southeast of the country on Wednesday over a technical fault.

The F-4D fighter jet was on a training mission when it went down over the Chabahar city. A local medical official from the city of Chabahar told Tasnim that the jet crashed in a mountainous area at around 10:15 am local time.

According to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA), both crew members safely ejected themselves out of the aircraft. Two pilots are hospitalized, one has a neck injury, the other has a leg.

The local source reported that Iranian fighter jet crashed due to a technical malfunction.

Thirty-two of the Air Force F-4Ds were sold to Iran in 1968. Deliveries started in 1968, were completed in 1969.

The F-4D is a special version of fighter jet tasked with air to air interception duties. In addition to the AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder, the F-4D was also capable of firing the Falcon missile. Also, F-4Ds were the first aircraft to use laser-guided munitions carrying GBU-1O/B Mk 84 Laser guided bombs in May 1968.

Source: yjc.ir
Source: yjc.ir
Source: yjc.ir

The post Iranian F-4 fighter jet crashes in the southeast of the country appeared first on Defence Blog.

…read more

Read more here:: Defence Blog (Air)

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.