Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Crashed Iranian Military Jet: An IRIAF’s Su-24

An IRIAF Su-24 Fighter Crash Landing at Mehrabad Airport
Tehran . 14 April 2008
(A row of C-130 Hercules's can be seen in the background)

Uskowi on Iran has learned that the Iranian military jet crashed at Mehrabad airport in Tehran on 14 April was a Russian-built Sokhoi Su-24 fighter belonging to Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF).

The picture of the crash at Mehrabad shows that the Su-24 was involved in a crash landing. The landing gears were either not retracted or collapsed at the impact. The angles of the vertical stabilizer are indeed suggestive of a Su-24.

The aircrew, the pilot and a weapons system operator, successfully ejected seconds before the impact.

1 comment:

Winston said...

Good to know the crew is okay.