0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
1,870 $

Two Military Pilots Killed In Accident With F-5 Fighter Jet In Iran

Support SouthFront

Two Military Pilots Killed In Accident With F-5 Fighter Jet In Iran

Illustrative image

Two pilots of the Iranian Air Force were killed as a result of a “technical problem” on the F-5 fighter jet on June 1, state broadcaster IRIB reported.

According to some Iranian media, the plane was on the ground and the crew were preparing for takeoff, when the ejection device turned on.

The incident happened at an air base near the city of Dezful, in the southwest of Iran.

A report, citing an informed source, identified the pilots as Kianoush Basati and Hossein Nami, without providing their rank.

An investigation is underway as to what had caused the malfunction of the Iranian air force’s F-5 fighter jet.

American-made F-5 fighters have been in service with the Iranian Air Force since the 70s. Unlike more modern combat aircraft, ejection from obsolete models is a greater risk to the health and life of the pilots. Iran also has Russian-made MiG and Sukhoi aircraft.


Support SouthFront


Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Silent Rage

lollllllllllllllllllllllllll……… Iran meshugas falls from sky…….. 3 russian roaches sent to hell yesterday..what a lovely week..😍😍🤗

The only way is up, baby
For you and me now
The only way is up, baby
For you and me now
Ooh ooh ooh🤣😂😂


Ahah wow xD Such a fitting nickname for such cheap teenage mockery. If that’s all you can cling onto to keep faith in your “victory”against Iran then there is strictly nothing to worry about on their side.

Not a year ago an Israeli F-16 fell similarly ,and in the last 3 years several US pilots also did, ditto a Turkish one and a French.

Such accidents happen every now and then for basically every air branch in the world, you retarded moron lol

Sometimes rootcause is pilot error ,technical fault or both. It’s actually great to see Iran not being much above the average trend considering the issues still plaguing its fleet,like airframe lifespan and spare parts sanctions that their homegrown industry has been working hard to compensate and it shows :Such accidents 10 years ago were much more common, now it barely happens more than any regional state for ypu to desperatmy rejoince like an imbecile.

Technically spraking,while I obviously feel nad for the young pilots, F5s are well on their way out of the IRIAF’s inventory anyway. A locally upgraded and refurbished F-4/F-14 or Mig-29 /Su-24 would have been really bad news in every respect.

Bottom line is : Some basic culture on public military statistics never hurts ;-)

Last edited 7 months ago by Gryzor

Such accidents happen hale krishna but how Iran can recover its sucking fleet?Lets focus on assymetric instruments there is no future for you in air, symmetric warfare anyway.


I agree, and so do Iran’s decision-making circles, hence their heavy and successful emphasis on drones, A2/AD ,Air defenses and obviously ballistic and cruise missiles. The whole of their core doctrine is based on asymetric warfare specially in the naval field.

Until Iran can secure a reliable partnership to jointly produce a fighter jet with a major power such as China (doubful at best) or Russia (even less minely),its best bet is to keep gradually modernize its existing fleet’s sensor packages and weapon-systems to keep them airworthy and efficient against neighboring foes,which it does quite well.

Indeed no ressources should be overly allocated into vain homegrown production effort of a fully-fledged fighter,which in all fairness would take way too long and little sense for Iran to achieve all by itself.

Last edited 7 months ago by Gryzor
Phantom pilot

Iran needs to buy some J-10 or even more modern Chinese aircraft. It’s airforce is now non functional and that is not satisfactory for such a large country that faces various threats.

None of you

Iran barley have money to keep the economy from colapse and you are talking about buying airplane??
Ha ha .
Is like a serial killer asking for chocolate in the most strict prison in the world.
For the foreseeable won’t happen.
Regarding the Enriched Uranium. If Iran attempts to create nuclear bomb. Iran will become next Iraq or worst Vietnam.

Iran deserves better

The mullahs have been afraid of the airforce since they hijacked the revolution in 1979 and have not invested in the airforce which is now a museum piece. These accidents can be avoided if Iran had modern planes.

Israel is a nazi-state

You are thé n’est
Ou are sont Shen toi bomb children andwomen but your weapons (patriote ,Iron dôme,aviation ) are very expansive but inefficient.we see that in Gaza, Yémen, Lebanon against boutis and Hezbollah in Real combat ,it is différent,or very hard to win against reals fighters.


ahaha..it was not in that context clueless prick

Israel is a nazi-state

You are a big pig silent chlomo from tell-aviv


This is not Mossad. These things just happen.

None of you

In case of war..
Israel vs Iran .
Iranian air force is so inferior to Israeli aircraft.
Imagine a game where you have one of the best aircraft in the world vs an antique plane .
Is purely the truth. No BS.
Israeli airforce will take them out like siting ducks.

jens holm

Shit happens

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x