The U.S.-made military jet crashed in the northwestern city of Tabriz, Iran this Monday.
According to the reports, the F5 jet was used by the military of Iran. It crashed into the wall of a school resulting in instantly killing the pilots and a passerby on the ground.
The Iranian state television channel stated that fortunately the school was closed at the time of the crash.
Army spokesperson Shahin Taqi-Khani said that the crash took place approximately around 9.00 am.
Shahin Taqi-Khani stated that initially it seems like a technical glitch that caused the unfortunate crash but a thorough investigation has been started to determine the cause of the crash.
Taqi-Khani confirmed the deaths of the pilot and the trainee pilot on the jet along with a civilian passerby in a car.
Iranian state television showed videos of firefighters trying to extinguish the blazing fire engulfing the school.
According to the experts, the repeated crashes in Iran are a result of a poor air safety track record, most of these US-made airplanes were bought before the Islamic revolution of 1979.
It is very difficult for the Iranian military to upgrade the aircrafts because of the heavy sanctions imposed by the United States of America after it broke all ties with Iran in 1980.
Iranian students had taken United States diplomats as hostages which made America impose sanctions. It is very difficult for Iran to buy or repair civilian or military aircraft.
Iran has a history of air accidents. Caspian Airlines flight number 6936 was crashed in the middle of a highway in January 2020. Two people were severely injured in the said incident.
Ukrainian international airlines plane 752 which was en route to Kyiv from Tehran was mistakenly shot down by the Iranian military in northern Iran killing all the 176 crew and passengers on board.
60 passengers and 6 other crew members lost their lives when a domestic flight from Iran Aseman Airlines crashed near Semirom in February 2018.
Iran has a known history of poor air safety records along with the aircrafts being old and not upgraded up to the standards of aviation.