U.S Marine Aircraft over Iraq Airspace

(conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai)

Iranian Air Defense Site: 'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Air Defense Site: 'You are in Iranian airspace.
If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Air Defense Site: ( .... total silence)

There is something about a Marine that makes other countries listen to reason.


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