Jordan: Syrian pilot defects in fighter jet

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PostFri Jun 22, 2012 7:52 pm » by Zegtelzegtel


Jordan: Syrian pilot defects in fighter jet

Syria's state-run TV said Thursday that authorities had lost contact with a military plane that was on a training mission in the country, as officials in neighboring Jordan reportedly said the plane had landed in that country, suggesting a defection.
According to Syrian TV, the military lost contact with the MiG-21 warplane near the border with Jordan late in the morning. The report said the plane was piloted by a Col. Hasan Merhi al-Hamadeh.
Arab television networks quoted the Jordanian information minister as saying the pilot had requested political asylum in Jordan.


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PostFri Jun 22, 2012 8:06 pm » by Flecktarn

its like a re run of Iraq ,,pilots defected before the ground war started :think:

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PostFri Jun 22, 2012 8:16 pm » by 2020

More like the scenario that was Libya imo.

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