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The crew of Iranian aircraft have reported the interception of American fighters

Fighter jets intercepted an Iranian passenger plane, gave TV and radio company IRIB, citing data of the crew.

"During the talks, they (the pilots. —Approx. ed.) was presented as an American", — stated in the message.

According to media reports, one or two fighters approached the Iranian airliner Mahan Air, flying from Tehran to Beirut. It was noted that the pilot of the plane tried to leave from collision, resulting in several people were injured.

The head of the Lebanese red cross, George katana told television channel al-Jadid, among the passengers wounded. Tehran has promised to study the circumstances of the incident.