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BREAKING NEWS: Plane Forced Down In Iran

US Transport Plane Forced Down In Iran

BREAKING NEWS (Sep. 5, 2014 12:36PM):  Multiple sources are coming forward regarding a potential US plane forced to land in Iran, apparently heading towards.

The rumors began on twitter under an hour ago, with the Washington Post now reporting (link): “A U.S. military charter aircraft flying from Afghanistan has been forced down in Iran by Iranian fighter jets, according to officials familiar with the incident.

The plane, which departed Bagram air base on Friday, was chartered by the Pentagon from Fly Dubai, an airliner based in the United Arab Emirates, and was carrying approximately 100 Americans and possibly a pair of Canadians. After being intercepted by the fighter jets, the plane was escorted to the southern Iranian city of Bandar Abbas.

A spokeswoman for the UAE Embassy in Washington said she was aware of the incident but did not have additional information.

U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the cause of the incident was related to the plane’s flight plan and expressed confidence the situation would to be resolved quickly.”

We will be following the story of the plane forced to land in Iran closely.

 

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