A Su-22 warplane of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) crashed in the southern Iranian province of Fars on November 11, according to an official statement of the IRGC.
A pilot of the warplane died in the incident caused by technical problems during exercises.
The Su-22 is an export modification of Soviet Su-17M2 fighter-bomber produced in 1970-1980s. Iran faces significant technical problems with its air fleet because of UN sanctions, which ban warplanes sales to the country. This pushes Iran to maintain old-fashioned warplanes like Su-22.