Iran Air Force plane crashes, no casualties

An Iranian military airplane crashed in northeastern Iran, but the pilot ejected from the crash and was unharmed, the state news agency reported Tuesday. The crash occured Monday near Mashhad, 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) northeast of the capital, Tehran, the Islamic Republic News Agency said. The pilot ejected and there were no casualties from the crash. A spokesman for the Mashhad Fighters' Base, Gholam Reza Zinatbakhsh, blamed the crash of technical failures. "The case is under investigations," Zinatbakhsh told IRNA.