A row has broken out between Iraq and the UK, after London tried to deport a number of Iraqi asylum seekers, which Baghdad then refused.
At least 39 refugees were on the aircraft, but only 10 were allowed off. The remainder are now back in a British detention centre.
It was the first time the UK government had attempted to send people back to central Iraq, an area the United Nations considers too dangerous for repatriations.
Tim Friend reports.