In the early morning hours of Jan. 26, 2012, an Iranian F-14A (serial 3-6062 that can be seen here) was scrambled to intercept a ‘UFO’ near the port city of Bushehr in south of Iran. Less than 5 minutes into the flight, the mighty ‘Tomcat’ disappeared from the ground control radar. The pilot and RIO both lost their lives in the crash.
So far the Iranian regime has attributed the cause of this terrible incident to some unknown technical failures.
But that was not the case.
The ‘3-6062’ F-14 was one of the best maintained aircraft in the Iranian Air Force’s inventory assigned to critical ‘QRA’ duties in the important port city of Bushehr where Iran’s sole nuclear reactor is also located.
But what was the cause of this mysterious crash?
The Iranian regime has not revealed much beyond its official line that the crash was due to technical issues. But now it can reliably be said that the ‘Revolutionary Guards’ air defense near Bushehr 6th tactical air base shot this valuable ‘Tomcat’ down.
The regular air force officers I spoke with over the past week claim that the IRGC’s air defense personnel are “totally unfamiliar” with the type of aircraft flying for their own country. One of them told me that the ‘IRGC’ AAA personnel fire at anything that might scare them. Although my guess is that they fire at all high speed flying objects out of fear of getting reprimanded for not actually fighting.
This story exposes an existing gap between the regular armed forces and their more radical revolutionary guards’ comrades. A gap that could be exploited during a coalition air strike to de-fang the Iranian regime and its nuclear weapons facilities.
Winston Smith for TheAviationist.com
Top image: IRIAF
intercepting a UFO? by referring to this fake article I can guess the worth of the rest.
I think it’s meant in the orginal meaning and not with aliens. Just means, unidentified flying object.
How many tomcats still remain in the iranian military?
43 fly able airframes exist in their inventory out of 62-63 that survived the war.
43 flyable ones out of the 62-63 airframes that survived the 8 yr long war.
I know what UFO means, but when you leave western propaganda, you wont find any new about intercepting a UFO in Iranian sources. anonymous individuals who only appear in the western media are the source of these stories. and that’s why I called it fake.
The Iranian regime !!!!
i think this site is not political site. it’s …
it is a regime? are you denying reality? … oh wait if you’re Iranian you’re quite good at that
they like to talk! the only thing they can do in world.
Okey! lets tell: iranian land of democracy!!! did you like that Sir?!!!!!
The original piece and images: http://thespiritofman.blogspot.ca/2013/10/a-mysterious-crash.html
“Fire at anything” Is not fair… With no realiable IFF is something that can happen even more with a costant danger of a surprise attack by the US or Israel.
In the first Iraq war a British tornado was shot down by mistake with a Patriot missile and a lot more soldiers died by friendly fire.
Let’s not forget the Iranian A300 shot down by the Us Navy by mistake because it was late on schedule (Something I have experienced is quiet normal in Iran) and was mistaken as an F14. In that case 290 innocent civilians died.
Well, that’s what happens when you put incompetent Basiji thugs in charge of an air-defense battery.
RIP to the proper-Persians flying the jet.