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Pilot Survives after Warplane Accident in South Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The pilot of a Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jet of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has ejected safely after his plane had an accident in Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan.

The Russian-made fighter-bomber belonging to the IRGC Aerospace Force faced a technical failure on Sunday evening when it was conducting an operation in the southern province.

The military plane was flown to non-residential areas thanks to the pilot’s skilled response, a statement said.

The pilot landed safely after activating the ejection seat system, it added.

A similar accident involving the same fighter jet happened in the province of Fars in August.

Earlier in May, an F-7 fighter jet of the Iranian Air Force crashed near the central city of Isfahan, killing two pilots.

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