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The semiofficial Fars news agency said the plane was American, but the state-owned Al-Alam television quoted an unidentified senior Iranian official as saying it belonged to a European aid agency. Neither report said when the incident took place.
Iranian fighters guided the plane to an Iranian airport, the passengers were questioned and a day later were released and allowed to continue to their destination, Fars reported. It said the plane was a Falcon, apparently referring to a passenger aircraft manufactured by the French firm Dassault and primarily used by business executives.
Originally posted by drock905
What the hell!!!! There is zero coverage of this in America. I've been flipping around every news station for 40 mins and not a word.
Originally posted by geek101
... Why would civilians be in a fighter plane?
Originally posted by selfisolated
BBC news links here:
Apparently this has originally come from Reuters via the Fars news agency in Iran.
Intentional or not, I believe the US are going to be not so unhappy about this.. adding to the tension between Iran and the west surely isn't a bad thing to the Americans, they're really enjoying war right now.
Reports that the jet was a US warplane with military personnel on board were contradicted by other sources inside the country, which said its nationality was in fact Hungarian.
Reports said five people were interrogated, but allowed to leave the following day after it became clear their trespass into Iranian airspace had been a mistake.
They added that the interrogation revealed that they had strayed over the border unintentionally en route to Afghanistan.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
More Iranian paranoia. the plane wasnt even Amrican!!! They are so scared that any plane they dont recognize that comes into their country they imeediately think its the US LOL.
Now they are reporting it is Hungarian:
"A plane forced to land in Iran after it accidentally entered Iranian airspace was a Hungarian plane, and not a U.S. aircraft as originally reported, according to Reuters."