Iran ordered plane carrying Americans to land

File picture shows a Boeing 737-800 from Emirati low cost airline Fly Dubai taking off from Kabul International AirportA charter plane carrying 100 people, including Americans, out of Afghanistan was ordered to land in southern Iran because of errors in its flight plan, a Tehran-based official said Saturday. The rare incident prompted a flurry of reaction in the United States but the problem was solved and the aircraft headed on to Dubai, its original destination, after a few hours on the ground. “We realised that the flight information was incorrect and to be sure there was no problem, we asked to pilot to land,” said Mohammad Ali Ilkhani, head of the Iranian Airports Organisation. The plane had earlier left Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, US officials said on Friday.

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