Statement On Cargo Aircraft at Jakarta ET3728, 14 Jan 2019 Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines dedicated cargo airplane with flight number  ET 3728/ 14 January on a non-scheduled cargo service from Addis Ababa  to Singapore carrying aircraft engine has been made to land at Batam airport (Indonesia) by Indonesian authorities. The subject freighter aircraft was flying to drop an urgent aircraft engine in Singapore for maintenance and was crossing the Indonesian airspace in accordance with the ICAO Chicago Convention Article 5, by which non-scheduled flight can overfly the air space of a friendly country without prior permission.

However, the authorities may require the aircraft to make a landing. Ethiopian Airlines has explained to the Indonesian Authorities on the details of the flight and the flying crew are resting in a hotel before they continue their flight.