Washington Post wrote on Friday that an aircraft chartered by coalition forces in Afghanistan, en route from Bagram air base to Dubai, landed Friday in Bandar Abbas, Iran, IRNA reported.
Quoting US officials, the American newspaper wrote after Iranian officials questioned the planeˈs flight plan, it had to land in Bandar Abbas.
According to Washington Post, the plane had been contacted by Iranian air traffic controllers, who instructed it to return to Afghanistan and file the correct plan. When the pilots informed the Iranians they did not have enough fuel to return to Bagram, they were asked to land.
One American official has told the paper Iranian fighter jets had escorted the plane, which was carrying approximately 100 Americans and possibly a pair of Canadians, to the ground. Other officials denied that, and said the plane landed on its own. It was expected to resume its flight quickly.