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Man back in Sweden after deportation does not exactly go according to plan

File photo of a plane not connected to the story. Photo: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

Published: 11.Aug.2017 08:01 hrs

A chartered aircraft deporting a 37-year-old man to Jordan was forced to return to Stockholm with the man and the crew after the Jordan interior ministry failed to inform the airport they were coming.

The plane took off on Tuesday morning from the Stockholm area to deport the man. But regional newspaper UNT reports they had no choice but to return to Sweden without completing the task.

Swedish police blame a miss in communications between Jordan authorities.

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