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London- At least two were killed on Tuesday after a reconnaissance plane belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards crashed in its Sistan-Baluchestan province, Iranian authorities announced.

A Revolutionary Guards pilot and copilot died in the Monday incident as a small aircraft from Iran’s elite forces crashed in the southeast of the country near the Pakistan border.

The plane crashed near Iranshahr on its way back from a reconnaissance mission.

“An ultralight gyroplane of the Guards’ ground forces had an accident on the way back from a reconnaissance mission near Iranshahr” in the border province of Sistan-Baluchestan, the official Guards website Sepahnews said.

Fars news agency quoted a regional Guards spokesman saying the plane crashed due to technical failure.

It was earlier reported that the plane hit power cables. Meanwhile an informed source rejected the reports, saying that the IRGC pilots know the region perfectly and are aware about the location of the power cables.

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