Iranian officials have announced on Saturday that an F-14 fighter jet crashed near the central Iranian city of Isfahan due to engine failure.
While the two pilots on board the aircraft managed to escape, they admitted to a local hospital soon after due to injuries.
The crash of the aging Grumman F-14 Tomcat was attributed by the public relations department at Shahid Babaei Airbase in Isfahan to a “technical failure.”
Adding that the pilot and co-pilot used parachute to land safely, the statement released said the incident took place at around 10:30 am local time during a mission.
It is the second such incident near the central Isfahan city in last two months.
Two young pilots died after their F-7 fighter jet took off from Shahid Babaei Airbase and crashed 200 east of the city on May 24.
Officials said at the time that the aircraft was reportedly on a training mission and crashed due to a “technical failure.”
An F-5 fighter jet belonging to the Iranian army crashed in February in the northern city of Tabriz prior to this incident, killing two pilots and a civilian.