Fighter jets should have threatened passenger plane - Iran suspects Israel

The machine of the Mahan Air, flight 1152, went on the road in the direction of Beirut, quickly descending to avoid a collision, reported the Iranian state broa

Fighter jets should have threatened passenger plane - Iran suspects Israel

The machine of the Mahan Air, flight 1152, went on the road in the direction of Beirut, quickly descending to avoid a collision, reported the Iranian state broadcaster IRIB. Several passengers were injured. The US military later confirmed the approach of a own machine of the passenger jet for identification.

According to an IRIB reporter, who was himself on Board, was said by the Syrian control tower that it was two Israeli fighter jets. Would have approached the transport plane up to 200 meters, claimed the Reporter. In the fall flight, three passengers were slightly injured. "This was not only a threat, but a de facto attack by the Zionists (Israel) to the Iranian machine," said the Reporter.

the US military speaks of "a safe distance"

hours later, the U.S. military confirmed that a private Jet had control of the passenger jet in the Syrian airspace. The American F-15 have undergone the passenger plane "from a safe distance of around 1,000 metres," a conventional optical identification, informed captain Bill Urban, spokesman of the competent Central Command. On the occasion of the control of the security of the coalition had been members of the garrison in Al-Tarf. "As the Pilot identified the plane as a passenger jet of the Mahan Air, removed the F-15 with a respectful distance from the machine". The action was carried out "in accordance with international Standards".

Syria had already argued before in the direction of the U.S. air force. The Syrian state Agency Sana quoted a representative of the aviation office with the words: "A plane that should belong to the U.S.-led coalition began an Iranian transport aircraft in Syrian airspace in the area of Al-Tanf and forced the pilot to go into a sharp descent. This led to minor injuries for passengers." The Tehran traffic coming machine I will be able to continue your flight to Beirut.

Iranian foreign Ministry: "take political and legal steps,"

the Iranian foreign Ministry did not want to confirm Israeli involvement in the incident. "The Details of the incident are still being investigated, and then we will take political and legal steps," said spokesman Abbas Mousavi, according to the Isna news Agency. In addition, the Iran UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and the Swiss Embassy, which represents the diplomatic interests of the United States have, over the incident. The Iranian government expect that the machine could safely and without flying in-between cases safely back to Tehran, the spokesman.

the Director of The Beirut airport told the Lebanese TV channel New, the Iranian plane had landed at 20.30 local time in Beirut. "All passengers are alive and well, but some had minor injuries," he said. "However, most suffered from shock and anxiety." The head of the Lebanese Red cross, George Kettneh, said the German press Agency: "Our Teams have not brought the injured in hospitals." Most of the passengers were in shock, it said.

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Updated Date: 24 July 2020, 04:26

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