Skip to comments.Official: Charter plane carrying Americans takes off from Iran, lands in Dubai
Posted on 09/06/2014 4:00:40 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
A plane carrying Americans was forced to land in Iran by the Iranian Air Force. It was allowed to leave early Saturday. It isn't known if all are still aboard. Link only.
(Excerpt) "A charter airplane carrying military contractors, including Americans, took off early Saturday from Iran, hours after its pilots were ordered to land because the flight plan was out of date, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said."
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Thanks for the update. Just about everything in this incident remains unexplained - power plays and secrets.
Thanks for posting this information - so now they are blaming it on the “outdated” flight plan? Whaaaaat?
“so now they are blaming it on the outdated flight plan?”
According to the article the plane’s takeoff was delayed three hours. When they got over Iranian air space the allowed time for the flight had run out. Apparently, the Iranians ordered them to turn back. The pilot said he didn’t have enough fuel. (Really?!) The plane was forced to land, inspected and allowed to leave.
If this was harassment, it was darned light, given that in Iran harassment is arrest and incarceration for a couple of years. Two questions. What did the fuel cost compared to the usual? And, what did our country give away to get the airborne again? A bonus question is, why are we flying Americans over Iran?
I assume by “early Saturday” they mean Iran time? How idiotic is that, using their time, if that is what they are doing? This story seems it is being covered up by the Thug Obama Regime. I could not find much of anything on it yesterday. How odd is that? It was as if it was scrubbed.
Holy smoke! I never read about this!
“It was as if it was scrubbed.”
I asked a friend who has the news on all the time to call me if there was anything on it. He said there wasn’t. I think Obama was terrified of another Carter hostage crisis. No telling what he gave away to end it early.
Look on a map. The maps I saw yesterday looked like we were just about to leave Iranian airspace. I agree it is minor, for them. However, it seems more than minor to force a plane to land. We re cutting them slack since they didn’t kill or kidnap our people. How lousy is that? A normal President would be ticked off over this.
It was the oddest thing. I searched for it on Twitter, and there was hardly anything. VERY odd.
Since we are going to ally with Iran for the ISIS issue, and since Obama has wanted to get closer to Iran for years, he would not let this become a problem.
I searched the CNN title.
“Outdated”? as in 30 YEARS outdated? Duh.
Oh, but don’t worry! There was no chance this would turn into another hostage crisis! Iran is our ally now! /s
Seems there are lots of “odd” things going on around us. And not just in the realm of communications. Just saying.
Suspected of being a puff piece.
I’m only 35, yet I remember a time when a piss ant country like Iran would never even attempt such an act. But then again, our ruling class has allowed Iran to be more powerful than they need.
“Im only 35, yet I remember a time when a piss ant country like Iran would never even attempt such an act. But then again, our ruling class has allowed Iran to be more powerful than they need.”
You might want to research some history re Iran.
Like when they seized our Iranian embassy and held our people prisoner until Reagan was elected.
Of course we had a pro Islamic president at that time, Jimmy Carter.
Since they overthrew the Shaw, Iran has been a piss ant rogue country.
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