Indonesian jets force PIA plane to land after unauthorized entry into airspaceMarch 8, 2011 at 11:09 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
JAKARTA: Two Indonesian fighter jets forced a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane to land after the latter entered Indonesian air space without authorisation, the Associated Press quoted officials as saying on Monday.
However, a spokesperson for PIA said the aircraft is chartered by UN peacekeepers in East Timor and might have strayed off course due to bad weather.
Local air force chief Agus Supriatna said the Boeing 737-300 with 54 people aboard landed Monday at the Sultan Hasanuddin airport in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province. [Full story]