The 205 Marines were aboard a chartered North American airlines Boeing 767, supposedly on their way to Bangkok. The plane has since been released. — PID
MUMBAI (AFP) — Indian military officials ordered a United States airplane carrying 205 Marines to land at Mumbai airport on Sunday over an airspace clearance dispute.
‘The Indian Air Force had to instruct the US plane to land as it did not have the mandatory clearance required to fly in Indian airspace,’ Indian Air Force spokesman T.K. Singha told AFP.