Nothing has been made public about the identity of the Iraqi pilot, and there is no information about his flight experience.
In addition, 23 other Iraqi pilots and officers were imprisoned.
It is not known whether the Iraqi pilot heard these warnings, which were in English.
The captain tried to warn the Iraqi pilot away by radio.
Iraqi pilots are also known to have been trained to observe radio silence.
Those overseeing the gulf war could not face the fact that an Iraqi pilot managed to kill one of our own and get away.
In this case, the Iraqi pilot turned away well before he became a threat, as has happened many times before.
Iraqi pilots were less aggressive because of their more conservative Soviet training.
Iraqi pilots are therefore thought unlikely to have any great interest in challenging their allied counterparts.
One of the four Iraqi pilots could escape with the ejection seat.