Jet Forced Down in Iran Was Private

Military denies Iranian reports that military aircraft deplaned
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 7, 2008 11:54 AM CDT
Businessmen look at executive jets similar to the one brought down in Iran earlier today.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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(Newser) – The US military says it was a business, not military, jet that was forced down after violating Iran's airspace a week ago, denying Iranian reports that any Americans were aboard, CNN reports. An Iranian news agency caused international worry when it reported that the aircraft had five American military officials in it. The US says it has accounted for all of its planes.