US working with MEA, DGCA to clear grounded chartered plane in Mumbai(Lead:US Plane)

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Mumbai / New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): U S Embassy officials established contact with the Ministry of External Affairs, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Indian Air Force on Sunday afternoon to carry out the necessary paper work to clear the release of a chartered North American aircraft carrying US Marines.

The chartered Boeing 767, carrying commandos of the US 205 Marine Unit, was made to land at Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, for violating the Indian airspace.

The pilot of the aircraft failed to ascertain the correct AOR signal when asked for it by the air traffic controller (ATC).

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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