The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 30, 2012
 

US plane stuck in Iran for repairs after emergency landing

 
 

DUBAI (Reuters) - A small US commercial plane has been stuck in Iran for nearly three weeks after making an emergency landing near the city of Ahvaz, the country's airports director said on Sunday.

The plane was forced to land because of technical problems, Mr Mahmoud Rasoulinejad said, quoted by the Mehr news agency.

"After landing, the crew travelled on to countries around the Persian Gulf and the plane is currently being repaired," he said.

Mr Rasoulinejad did not specify who owned the aircraft, where it was headed or the nationality of the crew members. It would soon be ready to return to the skies, he said.