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Iran Air Force F-14A Tomcat crashed after a technical issue during a training mission

Iran Air Force F-14A Tomcat crashed after a technical issue during a training mission

According to aviation-safety.net,On 12-AUG-2019 an Iranian Air Force (IRIAF) Grumman F-14A Tomcat fighter jet after a technical issue during a training mission near Esfahãn-Shahid Beheshti International Airport

The fighter jet plane from the 8th Tactical Air Base crashed after a technical issue during a training mission. The pilot trying to return to his home base. Both occupants ejected safely.

The IRIAF F-14A from the 8th Tactical Air Base crashed while it was landing. The aircraft reported an emergency to air traffic control during its training flight, subsequently the fighter was approved to make a quick landing at Esfahãn, but the aircraft was not able to hold position and skidded of the runway. Both pilot and Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) were forced to eject.

on May 14, 2019 another Iranian Air Force F-14A Tomcat Fighter jet Crashed at Isfahan air base during landing.

Here of Details of that crash:  Details of the Iranian Air Force F-14A Tomcat Fighter jet Crash

The U.S. Navy retired the iconic Tomcat on Sep. 22, 2006 and today the F-14 remains in service with IRIAF.

It is said that the IRIAF only have some twelve to fourteen operational F-14A and F-14AMs left.

The IRIAF faces large problems to keep their Tomcats in the air (the AM version is locally modified and equipped with new avionics and multi-function displays in the cockpit, counter measure systems, radar warning receivers and an inertial navigation system).

Image: Thumbnail image is of old IRIAF F-14A Tomcat crash landing

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