McInerney: Turkey Shooting Down Russian Plane Was a 'Very Bad Mistake'
The former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force said that Turkey shooting down a Russian plane was a "very bad mistake and showed poor judgment."
Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney said on "Real Story" that a radar tracking map shows the plane crossing the very tip of Turkey, which he estimated lasted for 20-40 seconds, and on a trajectory back toward Syria.
McInerney said that while he was a NORAD commander in Alaska they would never have done anything like this.
"This airplane was not making any maneuvers to attack the territory," McInerney said. "It was probably pressing the limits, that's fair. But you don't shoot 'em down just because of that."
Turkey maintains that it issued 10 warnings in a five-minute span to the Russian aircraft.
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