Military Jet Crashes in Iran




 
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January 9th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Military Jet Crashes in Iran


Monday, January 09, 2006

Fox News Channel

TEHRAN, Iran — A small military jet crashed in northwestern Iran on Monday, killing the commander of the ground forces of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards and at least 12 other people, state media said.
The plane, which belongs to the Revolutionary Guards, was attempting an emergency landing at Oroumieh, located 560 miles northwest of the
capital, Tehran, near the Turkish border, state television reported.

Gen. Ahmad Kazemi, commander of the ground forces of the Revolutionary Guards, was among the 11 military officers killed in the crash, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, quoting Guards spokesman Gen.Masoud Jazayeri.

State television said 11 passengers and two crew members were killed. However, state radio said the plane had a crew of three. The discrepancy could not be immediately explained.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash.
State television said the plane was a Falcon jet, which is the preferred aircraft of high-ranking military officers in Iran.

Iran has a history of aircraft accidents involving a heavy loss of life. The government has blamed the U.S. trade embargo which makes it impossible for Iran to buy parts for its old U.S.-built aircraft.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,181041,00.html
January 9th, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
11 Revolutionary Guards dead! Including there commander. Sounds like a good story to me.
January 9th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
IRGC is a major supporter of terrorists efforts in Iraq and this guy was one of the big fish caught in this unexpected net.
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January 9th, 2006  
Morten
 
 
lol... its going to be so damn hilarious if he blames USA for the crashes... AGAIN :P
January 9th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morten
lol... its going to be so damn hilarious if he blames USA for the crashes... AGAIN :P
He already has.
Quote:
The government has blamed the U.S. trade embargo which makes it impossible for Iran to buy parts for its old U.S.-built aircraft.
January 9th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 




January 11th, 2006  
Blackwatch
 
 
sounds to me more like a 'hit'....and so close to the Turkish border too.....