Mumbai: In a second incident of breach of security within four days, a cargo jet belonging to logistics firm UPS (United Parcel Service) was forced return after 45 minutes of take off from the city airport last night for lack of mandatory custom clearances for one consignment on board, according ATC officials.
The Boeing 744 had taken off from the city airport at 9.30 pm last night but the air traffic control (ATC) forced the plane to return and the flight landed at 10.15 pm.
"One of the consignments on board did not have the mandatory custom papers and upon inspection from the Customs, we ordered the plane to come back," the ATC official said on Sunday.
However, the ATC official did not divulge the detail about the destination of the aircraft.
On October 3, the two gates of the Mumbai International Airport were left unattended for over three hours following a tussle between CISF and customs authorities.
The tussle broke out over alleged delay in frisking of a customs official by CISF and checking of entry and exit passes of CISF officials and checking of CISF vehicles by the customs.