This one seems to be a pretty odd story -
A US warplane has been forced to land in Iran after
violating Iranian territory, the Iranian semi-official Fars news agency
It said the Falcon aircraft entered Iranian airspace from Turkey, flying at low altitude to avoid radar.
The report said the group was interrogated and allowed to leave, without saying when the incident happened.
The agency said the plane was detected by Iranian fighter jets, which forced it to land at an undisclosed airport.
Passengers included five senior American generals and three civilians, the report said.
The agency said the group was interrogated at the airport and
then allowed to leave after it was realised they had entered
More details to follow.
I'm happy that they've been allowed to leave, I really don't fancy the idea of another war at the moment.
My wings are like a shield of steel.
The Pentagon are denying the report according to Reuters.
It's now being suggested that it was a civilian aircraft belonging to a British or Hungarian relief agency.
Thinking back to when the Iranians captured a boat full of Royal Marines and Royal Navy personnel, there were quickly pictures of them all over the news agencies. I can't help but feel that if the Iranians had actually gotten hold of some American Generals then the same would have happened all over again.
The AP are reporting on what now appears to be a spectacular c*ck-up by the Fars news agency -
It would have been ironic if this had escalated into military action as none of the initial findings seem true as you pointed out!
AirSpace - more than just hot air