A plane departing from Afghanistan’s Bagram Air Base was asked to land in Iran. The plane, a coalition-chartered flight operated by UAE-based carrier FlyDubai, is carrying “approximately 100 Americans and possibly a pair of Canadians.”
The plane followed an incorrect flight path and needed to refuel in order to correct its route, according to the Post. It requested to land in Bandar Abbas, an Iranian city on Straight of Hormuz approximately 900 miles to the southwest of Bagram.
A senior State Department official said the plane was re-routed because of a “bureaucratic issue.” The issue has been resolved, the official said, and the plane should be able to take off again soon.