If it's owned by the bank, but operated by another company, then it will be registered under the bank, as the trustee (as it currently is). You'll
see it with airlines sometimes, when they don't own the aircraft they use. For example, American ends their registration in AA (N475AA), but if
they're leasing an aircraft through a second party (say the Utah bank), then the registration will be something different, and not necessarily end in
But if it was a simple emergency landing, why would airport officials in Iran not simply say that?
Though as the article points out, I doubt this is anything covert through the US government. I would expect undercover things to be carried out with a
plane not marked with the American flag and so easily identified.
As someone else said, think of it as your car. You can drive it wherever you want, and are responsible for all the maintenance, gas, etc, but when
you look at the title, the bank name appears on the title with yours.
The company in question is from Ghana, which still has dealings with Iran on various things.
originally posted by: Ridhya
a reply to: HardCorps
That really depends on whether or not you trust the Iranian media (not that I trust any media)
Interesting that the US foreign assets department refused to comment...
Who can you trust? The answer is yourself.
I personally believe there's a shadow operation afoot here. I've felt this way since the Iran-P5+1 talks went so suspiciously well. How is it all of
a sudden 'A-OK'? Israel's been suspected of working with Saudi Arabia. WTF is going on here? The world is going to total # and the US is aiding our
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