Friday, March 1, 2024

Iranians hold funeral for pilots killed in plane crash in Tabriz

People in the Iranian city of Tabriz have held a funeral for the pilots of a fighter jet and a civilian who were killed after the plane crashed in an urban area.

Officials say the crash happened due to a technical glitch during a training mission on Monday.

The warplane, an F-5, hit the ground near a school in Tabriz which was empty due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The civilian who got killed was sitting inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.

An army officer identified the pilots as Sadegh Falahi and Alireza Hanifehzad.

He also praised them for sacrificing themselves as they managed to land the plane in an open area.

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