- Sep 26, 2012
- Reaction score
- Panama City Beach, Fl
Not quite the same. The Ship was directly involved in hostilities and chasing gunboats that fired on a U.S helo into Iranian Waters. Jet known to have launch from a Joint mil/civ airfield that based Iranian F-15s. Ship warned the unknown aircraft for several minutes (civ and mil freqs) before defensive action was taken and the jet shot down. 9/11 Demonstrated what commercial jets can do, so does Germanwings Flt 9525 with what a single pilot can do. The Ukrainian Jet just took of from an Iranian airport and was shot down within 2-3 minutes.Some years ago we did accidentally kill about 300 or so when we downed an iranian passenger play. It was mistaken identity.
Interestin fact: The Ukrainian Flt and the Irainian Air Flt 655 (that we shot down) were to fly to the identical Route: Tahran-Bander Abbas-Dubai. There's been at least four other civilian jets shot down.
I surmise that the Jets Corporate HQ wanted their 3 year old jet out of Iran as they, like most of the World thought Trump was going to release an immediate shit storm. Bad timing.