Monday, October 15, 2012

Iranian Jet Fighter Crashes in Bandar Abbas

An Iranian air force F-4 jet has crashed in the Persian Gulf port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday. The jet crashed while taking off from the city’s air base. The two airmen on board were reportedly killed in the crash. Iranian officials denied a report that the jet fighter was intercepted over the Persian Gulf before the crash. (Assr-e Iran, 14 October).

File photo: IRIAF F-4 Phantoms (


Anonymous said...

The information published by your artcle are incompatiable, becase one info states that the crash happened during the takoff, the other information says that crash happened not by the reason that the jetfighter was intercepted...

You have a military expert(s)- Mark P.? Are they to busy to clarify that situation or post any comment in recent weeks?

I personally think that those crashes are due to the ages of aircrafts and lacks of multiple spare parts...
Other countries, incuding the US and Russia despite ample resources have had many crashes in recent years too.


Nader Uskowi said...

The F-4 Phantom jet fighter crashed during the takeoff,
as stated.

Assr-e Iran also says that the Iranian officials have denied reports that the jet was intercepted over the Persian Gulf.

Anonymous said...

I doubt it was intercepted.And if it was intercepted,what would it be intercepted by in Iranian airspace?

Maybe during critical time of take off the jet lost power and pilots didn't have time to eject.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that Directed Energy Weapons from warships, airplanes, drones or satelites could impaire jetfighters during their take offs?