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Arms-laden aircraft: UAE says pilot made technical error

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 08, 2009, 23:25

A China-bound cargo plane of UAE`s Air Force detained in Kolkata after arms and ammunition were found on board will be released soon after India was told that its pilot committed a "technical error" over declaring the consignment for which regret was expressed.

UAE Air Force plane with arms held at Kolkata

Last Updated: Monday, September 07, 2009, 23:44

A transport aircraft of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force that had landed at Kolkata airport for refuelling Sunday evening was detained for carrying weapons and explosives without declaring them, an official spokesman said here Monday.