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First responders work amid debris from the crashed fighter jet, in Tabriz, Iran

Iranian Fighter Jet Crashes Near School in Tabriz, Killing Three People

An Iranian military fighter jet crashed Monday, February 21, in a residential area of the northwestern city of Tabriz.

Three people were reportedly killed in the incident — two pilots and a civilian.

An F-5 fighter jet crashed near a sports complex operated by a nearby school, which was closed at the time. Video footage of the scene of the crash shared on Twitter showed a large blaze burning as firefighters tried to contain it.

The head of the local Red Crescent said the jet smashed into a school, and that one of the dead was a resident of the neighborhood. Authorities are investigating the incident.

Iran’s air force has an assortment of US-made military aircraft purchased before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. It also has Russian-made MiG and Sukhoi planes. Decades of Western sanctions have made it hard to maintain the aging fleet.

Previous avian accidents in Iran include Tehran-based Caspian Airlines Flight 6936 that in January 2020 crashed in the middle of a highway in the city of Mahshahr. Two passengers were injured in that incident. (TOI / VFI News)

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