Iranian fighter jet goes off runway, pilots rescued-Xinhua

Iranian fighter jet goes off runway, pilots rescued

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-08-03 18:30:30

TEHRAN, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- A Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jet went off the runway at Shiraz airport in southern Iran on Wednesday morning, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

The fighter belonged to the Aerospace Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and faced the accident while taking off due to a technical defect, said the report.

The two pilots on board had to use the ejection seat and are in good health condition, it added.

Other media reported that the pilots had been transferred to the hospital after using the ejection system.