The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued Thursday an emergency order prohibiting US air carriers from flying in an over water area of Tehran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions, Reuters reported.
In a separate advisory to US air carriers, the FAA said the nearest civil plane had been flying within approximately 45 nautical miles of a US Global Hawk drone when it was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile earlier this week, Reuters reported.

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