TEHRAN (AFP) - An Iranian warplane crashed on Saturday in the northwestern city of Tabriz without causing casualties, as the Islamic republic conducts military manoeuvres in the area, media reports said. "An Iranian warplane crashed this morning in Tabriz," Press TV reported. "The pilot managed to manoeuvre the plane in a way that no one else was hurt," the report added, without providing further details. Fars news agency said the warplane crashed in a square next to an air force base in the city in East Azarbaijan province. The state television website said the aircraft came down after experiencing "technical difficulties" after taking off from Tabriz.