Report: 2 Iranian pilots killed in fighter crash

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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:00 am

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A news agency reports an Iranian F-5 fighter jet has crashed near the Iraqi border, killing two pilots.

The fighter crashed in highlands after it took off from a military air base in Dezful, 460 kilometers (280 miles) southwest of the capital, Tehran, according to a report by the semi-official Mehr news agency. It cited Morad Nasseri, governor of the nearby Abdanan region.

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