Two Indonesian Fighter Jets forced Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane to land over airspace breach, according to a report by Indian News Sources, NDTV
The plane was forced to land in an airport at Batam Island earlier on Monda.
The news source cited the country’s Airforce spokesperson,Novyan Samyoga, as saying “Boeing Co 777 cargo plane had been secured by air force personnel at Hang Nadim international airport on Batam, an island south of Singapore.”
A tweet on the official account of Indonesian Air Force says the plane was forced to land on the order Commander of the TNI Air Marshal
Atas perintah Panglima TNI Marsekal @TjahjantoHadi, dua F16 Fighting Falcon Skadron Udara 16 Pekanbaru pagi tadi telah memaksa mendarat pesawat kargo Ethiopian Air ET-AVN di bandara Hang Nadim karena masuk wilayah kedaulatan NKRI 🇮🇩 tanpa izin/flight clearance. 👤 pic.twitter.com/Yt5RFmRBup
— TNI Angkatan Udara (@_TNIAU) January 14, 2019
The Cargo plane ETH 3728 flying from Addis Ababa to Hong Kong.
Ethiopian Airlines has not issued a statement regarding the incident at this writing.
Photo source : twitter @_ayatbintang
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