Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Why Did An Iranian Aircraft Buzz A U.S. Navy Helicopter (Within 50 Yards) In The Persian Gulf?

Photo: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in November 2014.

CNN: First on CNN: Iranian aircraft buzzes Navy helicopter in Persian Gulf

Washington (CNN)An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned.

The incident, which has not been publicly disclosed, troubled U.S. military officials because the unsafe maneuver could have triggered a serious incident.

It also surprised U.S. commanders because in recent months Iranian forces have conducted exercises and operations in the region in a professional manner, one U.S. military official told CNN.

"We think this might have been locally ordered," the official said.

WNU Editor: We are only hearing the U.S. side of this story .... and while I trust the U.S. far more than I do Iran .... I sense that there is more to this story than what we are being told.


Philip said...

It's highly probable that it was an IRGC element.

Anonymous said...

WNU editor, no offense but you seem to be very naive. Ur not supposed to trust any sides. This is a world of deceit we are living in. I can't believe u run this news website. C'mon man. U r no different to bbc