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US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by dermmy(m): 7:20am On Jul 24
Several passengers on an Iranian airline have been injured over Syria after the pilot changed altitude to avoid collision with a US fighter jet, according to Iranian media, but the United States military said its F-15 kept a safe distance.

The Iranian plane, belonging to Mahan Air, was heading from Tehran to Beirut on Thursday when the pilot staged a safety manoeuver, in an incident that Iran's Foreign Ministry said would be investigated.

Tensions have spiked between Tehran and Washington since 2018, when US President Donald Trump exited Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers and reimposed sanctions that have battered Iran's economy.

Iran's official IRIB news agency quoted a passenger describing how his head had hit the roof of the plane during the change in altitude, and video showed an elderly passenger sprawled on the floor.

"I don't know what happened. A black plane came close to our plane and our plane lost its balance. I was sprung up and my head was banged against the ceiling," the unnamed passenger told IRIB.

Another said: "It was a fighter jet. A fighter jet was literally sticking to our plane. We lost balance and bounced up and down."

All the passengers left the plane, some with minor injuries, the head of the Beirut airport told Reuters News Agency.

The plane arrived back in Tehran in the early hours of Friday, the Fars news agency reported.

'Visual inspection'

The US military's Central Command, which oversees American troops in the region, said the F-15 aircraft was conducting a visual inspection of the Iranian aircraft when it passed near the Tanf garrison in Syria where US forces are present.

Captain Bill Urban, the senior Central Command spokesman, said the F-15 "conducted a standard visual inspection of a Mahan Air passenger airliner at a safe distance of about 1,000 metres (3,280 feet) from the airliner this evening".

"The visual inspection occurred to ensure the safety of coalition personnel at Tanf garrison," Urban said. "Once the F-15 pilot identified the aircraft as a Mahan Air passenger plane, the F-15 safely opened distance from the aircraft."

He added the intercept was carried out in accordance with international standards.

Aircraft at that altitude are to maintain a distance of at least 600 metres (2,000 feet) to ensure they do not hit each other, though planes travelling that close together can encounter wake turbulence.

Data from the flight recorded by website FlightRadar24.com showed the airliner climbed from 34,000 feet to 34,600 feet in under two minutes around the time of the incident, then dropped back down to 34,000 feet within a minute after.

The pilot of the passenger plane contacted the jet pilots to warn them to keep a safe distance and they identified themselves as American, IRIB reported.

Following the incident, Iran's Foreign Ministry sent a protest note was sent to the Swiss Embassy, which represents US interests in Iran, warning that if any accident happens on the plane's return flight to Tehran, it will be the US's responsibility.

The ministry's spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, said Iran is investigating the incident, adding that the country would take necessary legal and political actions.

Israel and the US have long accused Mahan Air of ferrying weapons for Iranian-linked fighters in Syria and elsewhere.

The US imposed sanctions on Mahan Air in 2011, saying it provided financial and other support to Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/fighter-jet-approaches-iranian-passenger-plane-syria-200724024141294.html

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Nbotee: 7:28am On Jul 24
Na tension go kill these Iranians... One would expect dey had enough balls with all d noise and threats dey kip dishing at America.. Shebi dat was how dey shot down their own passenger aircraft

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Unnerve: 7:39am On Jul 24
Visual inspection of a passenger plane. Bollocks, Lol.

If Mahan Air was really transporting weapons for Iranian-linked fighters, I wonder how the F-15 pilot was going to see these weapons from the window of a passenger plane at 34,000ft. Is the plane a flying showglass?

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by dermmy(m): 7:52am On Jul 24
Unnerve:
Visual inspection of a passenger plane. Bollocks, Lol.

If Mahan Air was really transporting weapons for Iranian-linked fighters, I wonder how the F-15 pilot was going to see these weapons from the windows of a passenger plane at 34,000ft. Is the plane a flying showglass?

Don't mind those cowards. grin
Even if the plane was transporting weapons they still don't have right to intercept it. Iran is welcomed in Syria and it is a partner in the fight against the terrorists America and its western thugs are arming against Assad government. But we know uncle sam's tactics as usual, create tension and bully every country that refuses to bow to them.

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by decatalyst(m): 8:05am On Jul 24
Unnerve:
Visual inspection of a passenger plane. Bollocks, Lol.

If Mahan Air was really transporting weapons for Iranian-linked fighters, I wonder how the F-15 pilot was going to see these weapons from the windows of a passenger plane at 34,000ft. Is the plane a flying showglass?

Don't trouble yourself. It is just an "official statement" for the US to cover up their 'bullying' that is going on everyday.

Las las, no Nation is an island. We need to interact and integrate to survive in this planet!

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Antiochus(m): 8:08am On Jul 24
dermmy:


Don't mind those cowards. grin
Even if the plane was transporting weapons they have no right to do what they did. Iran is welcomed in Syria and it is a partner in the fight against the terrorists America and its western thugs are arming against Assad government. But we know uncle sam's tactics as usual, create tension and bully every country that refuses to bow to them.

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Unnerve: 8:27am On Jul 24
decatalyst:

Don't trouble yourself. It is just an "official statement" for the US to cover up their 'bullying' that is going on everyday.

Las las, no Nation is an island. We need to interact and integrate to survive in this planet!
Exactly. cheesy

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Unnerve: 8:34am On Jul 24
dermmy:

Don't mind those cowards. grin
Even if the plane was transporting weapons they still don't have right to intercept it. Iran is welcomed in Syria and it is a partner in the fight against the terrorists America and its western thugs are arming against Assad government. But we know uncle sam's tactics as usual, create tension and bully every country that refuses to bow to them.
Lol, the nerves of the US though.

As if the destabilization in the middle-east wasn't their making in the first place. Some people don't forget history despite what the US would have the world believe.

They go in, create disorder, bring down governments, then when the wars and fighting begin, they start playing police.
The tactics don't change.

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Olominira(m): 9:15am On Jul 24
Just bullying everyone, Pompeo is calling on nations to stand against China so that America usual way of bullying weak nations would continue unchecked. Jokers!

Modified:

They invade nations by dividing them, and then sponsor the greedy and inexperience oppositions to topple the govt. I don't need to remind you about Libya, Iraq, Venezuela etc.

I want everyone to know that, China is the World's first superpower to become prosperous on hardwork. UK, USA, France and largely all Europeans became wealthy by stealing, killing, slavery, manipulations, etc

I want Nigerian govt at all levels to understudy chinese success. It's a very good model to develop Africa. They would study your technology and innovate it. Chinese are brilliant and resilience. Africans have no reason taking side with anyone, everyone is fighting for their interests

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Whyem15: 9:17am On Jul 24
Nbotee:
Na tension go kill these Iranians... One would expect dey had enough balls with all d noise and threats dey kip dishing at America.. Shebi dat was how dey shot down their own passenger aircraft
Tell me another country that enough balls to bomb US bases, shoot down US drones that enters its airspace, intercept US navy ships that enters it territorial waters and harrasses those that are close to it.
The selective amnesia some of you have ehn.
Imperialist aggression on Iran and Syria used to be once in a month, it moved on to become once in a week, right now it is almost everyday. The moment it becomes more than once daily, it has become a war and the other side will respond appropriately. That is where Israel and US are heading to.
I just hope the world will remember that Israel and US have attacked Iran and Syria almost half a thousand times unprovoked and most times without retaliation from the attacked parties.

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by rottennaija(m): 9:33am On Jul 24
Unnerve:

Lol, the nerves of the US though.

As if the destabilization in the middle-east wasn't their making in the first place. Some people don't forget history despite what the US would have the world believe.

They go in, create disorder, bring down governments, then when the wars and fighting begin, they start playing police.
The tactics don't change.

Exactly as they did in Africa

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Originality007: 11:56am On Jul 24
Whyem15:

Tell me another country that enough balls to bomb US bases, shoot down US drones that enters its airspace, intercept US navy ships that enters it territorial waters and harrasses those that are close to it.
The selective amnesia some of you have ehn.
Imperialist aggression on Iran and Syria used to be once in a month, it moved on to become once in a week, right now it is almost everyday. The moment it becomes more than once daily, it has become a war and the other side will respond appropriately. That is where Israel and US are heading to.
I just hope the world will remember that Israel and US have attacked Iran and Syria almost half a thousand times unprovoked and most times without retaliation from the attacked parties.


Dont forget how a Whole General was killed like a day old chicken grin

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Originality007: 12:00pm On Jul 24
dermmy:


Don't mind those cowards. grin
Even if the plane was transporting weapons they still don't have right to intercept it. Iran is welcomed in Syria and it is a partner in the fight against the terrorists America and its western thugs are arming against Assad government. But we know uncle sam's tactics as usual, create tension and bully every country that refuses to bow to them.



Anything from terrorists iran cannot be trusted. Moreover the Jet only come closer to d Civilian plane no harm was doing, but compare to foolish rouge iran that shot down a civilian plane..i pray the rate of this ur hatred toward America and Other western country no go give u High BP one day. grin

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by abduljabbar4(m): 12:23pm On Jul 24
Nbotee:
Na tension go kill these Iranians... One would expect dey had enough balls with all d noise and threats dey kip dishing at America.. Shebi dat was how dey shot down their own passenger aircraft

Most Nigerians don't read or perhaps, they just lack the ability to use their brain.


What if this had led to an accident? What if it was Iran that did this nonsense.

Anybody that thinks America is always right and never wrong is obviously shallow-minded. Libyans used to be like you but how did they end? From being the best country in Africa with better standards of living than Americans to being a 'leaderless' playground of Al-Qaeda, Isis and a hundred other militia groups.

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Whyem15: 12:30pm On Jul 24

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by dermmy(m): 12:31pm On Jul 24
Originality007:
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Anything from terrorists iran cannot be trusted. Moreover the Jet only come closer to d Civilian plane no harm was doing, but compare to foolish rouge iran that shot down a civilian plane..i pray the rate of this ur hatred toward America and Other western country no go give u High BP one day. grin

Lol. Daddysidhan come and see your fellow ignoramus here his moniker is Originality007/tolexy007

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Whyem15: 12:33pm On Jul 24
Originality007:
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Anything from terrorists iran cannot be trusted. Moreover the Jet only come closer to d Civilian plane no harm was doing, but compare to foolish rouge iran that shot down a civilian plane..i pray the rate of this ur hatred toward America and Other western country no go give u High BP one day. grin

Is the US also a rogue country for shooting down a civilian airplane and still refusing to apologize after several years?
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.britannica.com/event/Iran-Air-flight-655&ved=2ahUKEwjrv6KB5eXqAhVU3IUKHZ3mC8MQFjAeegQIDxAB&usg=AOvVaw2FrFckAeCS0k22KEvcVaz4
Stop choosing to be ignorant!

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Whyem15: 12:39pm On Jul 24
Originality007:
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Anything from terrorists iran cannot be trusted. Moreover the Jet only come closer to d Civilian plane no harm was doing, but compare to foolish rouge iran that shot down a civilian plane..i pray the rate of this ur hatred toward America and Other western country no go give u High BP one day. grin

We also pray this your slave mentality and hatred for countries that refuses to be dominated and cowed by US won't give you tachycardia and heart failure one day.

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by vizzyswagh(m): 2:17pm On Jul 24
Another gbese loading...... cry

Meanwhile

Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by SavageResponse(m): 2:17pm On Jul 24
Tensions are escalating in the Middle east, I hope it does not lead to all out war!

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by AroleOduduwa2: 2:18pm On Jul 24
Some dumb idiot will still come here to justify the tyranny attitude of America. They invade countries in the name of human rights, but violate the same rights by tearing down their country

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Kobicove(m): 2:18pm On Jul 24
Bb
Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by SILVERLINES: 2:18pm On Jul 24
Ok
Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by gungab(m): 2:19pm On Jul 24
Meenh!


Why USA dey bully Iran like this grin

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by crossfm: 2:19pm On Jul 24
All we need is peace.Another world war won't be easy won't be easy on any side.
Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by OakConsultNG: 2:20pm On Jul 24
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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Racoon(m): 2:20pm On Jul 24
shocked Make US no make Iran commit another fatal error again o.

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Re: US Fighter Jet Comes Close To Iranian Plane, Passengers Injured by Zombiekiller010: 2:20pm On Jul 24
Na there wahala be that

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