Fighter that Jul 23, allegedly dangerously close to Iranian passenger liner, was not Israeli, and American. Reported by the Associated Press.
The incident occurred in the airspace of Syria. Iranian media reported that the pilot of a passenger plane was forced to decline sharply, “to avoid collision”. Because of this, several passengers were injured.
A U.S. official told the Associated Press that the US air force fighter jet flew past the Iranian airliner, but at a safe distance. We are talking about the forces of the international coalition who are fighting with ISIS in Syria.
The official representative of the Central command of the armed forces of the United States bill urban said that the F-15 performed a standard visual inspection passenger airliner Mahan Air at a safe distance – about 1000 meters. The purpose of the audit was the security staff of the coalition garrison in al-TANF. As soon as the pilot of the F-15 identified the aircraft as passenger aircraft Mahan Air, he immediately withdrew from the liner, said urban.