Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fighter Jet Crash in Bushehr

An Iranian F-4 Phantom fighter jet crashed today in Bushehr. The crews of two sustained injuries and were hospitalized. They are reported to be in fair condition. The crash occurred at 10:10 AM local time near Bushehr’s Industrial Complex. Iran’s first nuclear power plant will be fueled up later this week in Bushehr.


Mark Pyruz said...

Additional info:

An Iranian fighter jet crashed Tuesday in southern Iran, Fars News Agency reported. The air crew ejected safely.

Fars quoted local government official Gholam Reza Keshtkar as saying one of the IRIAF's F-4s crashed about four miles (six kilometers) north of the city of Bushehr.

Keshtkar said the crew ejected safely from the plane before it crashed but were rushed to the hospital in Bushehr. He didn't provide other details.

Another local official, Mohammad Hasan Shanbadi, said technical failure was the cause of the crash but did not elaborate. He said the plane crashed in the desert, close to an industrial center.

The plane was an F-4E Phantom II from 61st TFS "Sharks of Bushehr," TFB.6. They are currently involved in an exercise, together with several other units of the IRIAF.

Nader Uskowi said...

Mark, any photos of the crash site yet?

Mark Pyruz said...

Haven't come across any. But I'll certainly post if any become available.

Anonymous said...

Shot down by their own russian made defense missiles... someones's a little edgy...lol.