Iranian military aircraft crashed on the parade of the country’s only airborne early warning system (Figure)
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Global Times special correspondent Wang Qichao in the United States, World Wide Web correspondent reported that the United States in Miao Ze September 25 Associated Press news in Iran on September 22 to commemorate the two 29 anniversary of the Iraq war military parade, Iran the only one airborne early warning aircraft crashed, killing seven people died.
According to reports, the airborne early warning aircraft in flight and the security of the two US-made F-5 fighter which a collision, the crash of two aircraft on fire, F-5 aircraft, two pilots ejected escape, but all the crew on the AWACS 7 people were killed. Accident a short time, so that the aircraft did not issue any radio distress signal.
crash AWACS early warning aircraft for the former Soviet Il-series, in Iran known as Simogh, originally attributed to Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Air Force. It is the 1980-1988 Iraq-Iraq war, which the Air Force 3 AWACS plane, code-named “Adnan (Adnan)”. Before the end of the war, along with many other Iraqi aircraft flew to Iran. But after the war ended, Iran refused to return these aircraft to be been accounted for and Naruyilang Air Force.
article said that in the past few years, the Iranian air force has lost several aircraft, including two transport aircraft. These are attributed to poor maintenance, due to the US-led arms embargo against Iran caused by a lack of spare parts and lack of training. In a few years ago, Iran’s second AWACS aircraft have been unable to perform combat missions.