An Iranian news agency says one of the country’s F-4 fighter jets has crashed in southern Iran and that the two pilots on board were killed.

The report by the semi-official ISNA news agency says the aircraft went down near a lake, shortly after taking off from a military air base in Shiraz around noon on Tuesday. Shiraz is 680 kilometers (420 miles) south of the capital, Tehran.

Gen. Hossein Mohammadi, a provincial military chief, says an investigation is underway at the scene of the crash. […]