Two Die in Air Crash in Northeastern Tehran

A009056894.jpgThe pilot and co-pilot of a civil plane were killed after it crashed onto a factory in northeastern Tehran at around midday. An informed source told FNA that the two men were the only ones aboard the double-engine training plane which belonged to a private company.

The pilot had apparently intended to land in Sepehr airport in northeastern Tehran when he lost the track and crashed onto a sand mine and factory three kilometers away from the airport.

According to FNA dispatches, the pilot and co-pilot, badly hurt during the incident, were burnt to death in a post-crash explosion.

Sepehr is a private civil airport adjacent to Imam Hossein University, a military academic center affiliated to Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). The airport is merely used for training and recreational purposes.

A similar incident happened in the same airport last year but no one lost his life luckily.

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