U.S Marine Aircraft
over Iraq Airspace
(conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency)
frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to
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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