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Indonesian jets force the Ethiopian cargo plane to land above the breach of airspace



JAKARTA (Reuters) – Two F-16 Indonesian fighter planes forced an Ethiopian airline [ETHA.UL] The cargo plane landed on Monday at an airport on Batam Island after it was transported into Indonesian airspace without permission, a spokesman for the Air Force said.

The spokesperson for the Air Force, the first Marshal Novyan Samyoga, stated in a statement that the Boeing 777 cargo plane had been insured by the personnel of the aviation at Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, an island south of Singapore.

The ETH 3728 cargo flight had flown from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to Hong Kong, Suwarso, head of the Hang Nadim airport, said in a text message to Reuters.

Ethiopian Airlines officials were not immediately reachable for comment.

Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa; Written by Ed Davies; Editing by Darren Schuettler

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