Two USAF f-15 fighters intercepted a passenger plane. The incident occurred in the sky over Syria. There were no injuries.
The civil plane of the Iranian airline Mahan Air was flying from Tehran to Beirut. According to the Al Mayadeen TV channel, the plane was intercepted by American fighter jets over a 55-kilometer no-fly zone near a border checkpoint on the border with Iraq.
The pilot of the passenger plane quickly got his bearings. He changed altitude abruptly to avoid a collision with the fighters. The plane landed urgently in Beirut.
The official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, said that the country will take the necessary measures after studying all the circumstances of the incident.
вЂњThe details of this incident are being studied. After data collection, political and legal measures will be takenвЂќ.
He added that Iran's Ambassador to the UN, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, has already told UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that any accident that happens to the plane during its return, Iran will consider the United States to be responsible. The same statement was duplicated to the Swiss Ambassador representing US interests.