US charted plane grounded at Mumbai airport for airspace violation

October 18th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Oct 18 (ANI): A chartered plane carrying 205 US marines on Sunday was made to land at Mumbai Airport for allegedly violating the Indian airspace.

The aircraft was asked to land after its call sign was not registered

The aircraft was travelling from Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Bangkok.

A call sign is a signal code that all foreign military aircraft crossing Indian airspace use to communicate with the Indian Air Force. (ANI)

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