Media: U.S. fighter jets flew near the Iranian plane
American F-15 fighter flying in visual line of sight from an Iranian passenger plane, but with the observance of a safe distance, reports Reuters, citing two sources in the US administration.
One of the interlocutors of the Agency confirmed that the incident took place in Syrian airspace.
Earlier it was reported about the convergence of fighters with Iranian passenger plane of the airline Mahan Air, flying from Tehran to Beirut. Initially there was information that fighters intercepted an Iranian passenger plane, could be Israeli, then broadcaster IRIB, citing data from the flight crew announced that we are talking about the American interceptors.
Iranian media reported several people injured when the pilot of the plane tried to leave from collision with the fighters. The incident, according to media reports, occurred in the district of al-TANF in Syria, where the us forces. A passenger plane landed in Beirut, landed passengers, refueled, then flew back to Tehran.
Iranian foreign Minister announced that Tehran is studying the circumstances of the incident, but did not specify the guilty. In Tehran said that they would take necessary political and legal measures, as soon as I get more information about it.