US military charter lands in Iran. Later resumes flight

A military-chartered airliner carrying about 100 Americans from Afghanistan to Dubai landed unexpectedly in Iran on Friday, after Iranian officials questioned its flight plan and ordered it to do so, US and officials in the region said.
Officials said the plane landed of its own accord in the city of Bandar Abbas after being warned that it would be intercepted if it did not. One US official familiar with an initial report about the incident said Iranian fighter jets were scrambled, but the State Department later denied any Iranian military involvement.
The plane later resumed its flight and landed at its destination of Dubai.


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