Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Su-22 Warplane Crashed In Southern Iran


Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Su-22 Warplane Crashed In Southern Iran

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.



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  • Garga

    Rest in peace the pilot. Condolences to the family and countrymen.

  • Thegr8rambino

    :((( I hope the cause of the crash is found quickly and corrected on all other planes to prevent this from occuring again.

    • VGA

      The cause of the crash is that Iran needs new planes.

  • Tudor Miron

    Sad news. Rest in peace.

  • GroundlessAir

    Jesus, even Syria got SU-24s

  • chris chuba

    How does Iran even get spare parts for these aircraft?