Iranian military plane crashes in south of country

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Posted: Apr 10, 2011 7:24 AM
Iranian military plane crashes in south of country

Iran's state news agency reports that an Iranian pilot was killed and his co-pilot injured after their military plane crashed in south of the country.

IRNA said Sunday a military delegation has gone to the site of the crash to investigate the reasons behind it.

According to the report, the crash happened during a training mission but there were no details on the type of craft involved.

The country has a history of frequent air accidents, blamed on its aging aircraft and poor maintenance

In 2005, several commanders of the elite revolutionary Guards were killed in a crash. In 2003, 302 members of the Guard died in another air accident.