Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Oopsie! Iran Lost Its AWACS

The big Air Show also had pyrotechnics.

Iran's sole Simorgh AWACS aircraft was lost during a military parade Sept. 22, one of two Iranian military aircraft that crashed in Tehran while participating in a display to mark the anniversary of the start of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War.

Oh...that's not all.

Eye witnesses reported that the flaming planes landed on the mausoleum burial site of the Islamic revolution's founder Ruhollah Khomeini, a national shrine.

The source is Debka, which is not known for utter reliability. But still......

HT: Ace/Russ

1 comment:

Dan said...

Sounds like the planes collided. I guess they should get a refund for the AWACS.