A jetliner flown by a subsidiary of Air France that made an emergency landing in Iran stayed on the ground for several hours on Wednesday before flying to Dubai, according to the airline. The Airbus A340 flown by the low-cost carrier Joon was heading from Paris to Mumbai when it landed in the central Iran city of Isfahan.
Joon said in a statement that the plane, operating as flight AF218, landed out of precaution over a malfunctioning ventilation circuit. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency said local authorities provided services to passengers. It said all were in good health.
Air France said the plane was checked by local maintenance teams and then departed for Al Maktoun International Airport in Dubai, where it was expected to arrive early Thursday.
Air France said it would re-route passengers to Mumbai on other airlines as soon as possible.
In December, a Norwegian Air Boeing 737 Max made an emergency landing in Iran while flying from Dubai to Oslo.
Passengers were able to leave the following day, but Norwegian's U.S.-made jet stayed in Iran for several weeks awaiting repairs. The airline cited paperwork involved in shipping aircraft parts to Iran because of U.S. sanctions against Tehran's nuclear program.
Earlier, at least 40 people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed when it caught fire while making an emergency landing at a Moscow airport.
Television footage showed the Sukhoi Superjet-100 making an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport with much of the rear part of the plane engulfed in flames. Many passengers then escaped via the plane's emergency slides that inflated after the hard landing.
Medical workers informed that at least 13 people had been killed and that others remained unaccounted for.