posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 10:43 AM
I posted this on another thread, but as this thread is about the subject and claims and counter claims, I thought I would post it here:
On the reports an Israeli F-16 has been shot down in Beirut, following CNN saying that Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation were showing footage of an
burning object in the sky, I flicked through channels I can access, and turned to Al-Jazeera, who are showing LBC footage on loop of a white vapour
trail moving towards the sky, then, a burning object, fast plummeting and spiralling towards the ground.
SAM strike? or the aircraft trying to gain altitiude while on fire, then plummeting?
From what I can make of it, it is certainly a size and shape of some sort of aircraft, somebody said helicopter, but this thing is moving too fast to
the ground to be a helicopter I think.
I would add that Israel may deny they have lost a plane if a search is on for surviving pilot/s in a potentially hostile area.
We will just have to see....but as someone said, we may never know.
So far, I've not found footage of any wreckage of what looks like to be an Israeli plane downed on internet or news channels.
[edit on 17-7-2006 by Regensturm]