Iranian Plane Buzzes U.S. Navy Aircraft

by CNN
March 31, 2015

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.

The incident took place as the U.S. and other world powers meet with Iran in Switzerland to negotiate a deal limiting Tehran’s nuclear program. At the same time, Iran has been active in supporting proxies in several hotspots in the Persian Gulf and neighboring regions.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Dee says:

    obummer has never liked the military or the American people. Our military should be able to defend themselves against our enemies. obummer should never have been elected, but some of these American could only hear about the free stuff he would be handing out at taxpayers expense. Now most our of congress and senate is just working for themselves. They ALL need to be replaced.

  • claude wadsworth says:

    I cannot believe that world leaders including our congress has not realized that obumer
    is the world leader of the muslum brotherhood.and is doing a very good job of it.

  • claude wadsworth says:

    i agree

  • gavinwca says:

    Iran knows that chicken S–t Obola’s.rules of engagement do not allow our forces to shoot at them until they have already shot down our Aircraft. Why should they worry about insulting a coward free world leader, if you can call him that.

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