March 23, 2003

BRITISH SKY NEWS is claiming

BRITISH SKY NEWS is claiming with absolute certainty that two coalition airmen parachuted into Baghdad after their aircraft was presumably shot down, and that one airman has been captured. Sky's reporter in Iraq just told the studio: "Somebody has been captured here without a doubt."

But Fox and CNN (and Sky, for that matter) have only denials from US/British authorities. All aircraft and personnel are accounted for. The riverside scene being shown on all networks is yet to show anything that might be evidence. Developing, as Drudge might say.

UPDATE. Rumsfeld now says he has reports of an allied aircraft having been shot down, but offers little further detail.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 23, 2003 11:58 PM