Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA News) - An Ethiopia Airlines cargo plane was forced to land at the Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, Riau Islands Province, for flying over Indonesia without permit on Monday.

"It happened just now. The plane has no permit," Suwarso, director of the Hang Nadim Airport, stated here, Monday.

The Boeing B.777F aircraft took off from the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and was en route to Hong Kong.

"Right now, the plane and its crew are being handled by the Indonesian Air Forces (TNI AU)," he remarked.

Reporting by Jannatun Naim, fardah

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