Thursday, August 19, 2010

Iranian fighter jet crashes in Bushehr

An Iranian air force jet crashed Tuesday in the southern province of Bushehr which houses a nuclear power plant, said a Mehr news agency report that added the two airmen on board ejected and survived.The aircraft, a US-made F4 jet fighter that requires a two-person crew, went down about five kilometres (more than three miles) from the Bushehr Special Economy Zone, the report said.The English-language Press TV channel's website said the jet crashed near Shif island, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Iran's first nuclear power plant in Bushehr which the Islamic republic plans to activate on Saturday.


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