The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has denied reports that any United States (US) military aircraft entered Pakistani airspace.
“Relevant departments have informed me that no aircraft entered Pakistan’s limits. In our record, no airplane has crossed our airspace,” said CAA spokesperson Ismail Khoso, Daily Times reported.
On Wednesday, ARY had reported that an aircraft from Muscat was heading towards Karachi. The pilot was asked about the permission and the code to which he didn’t answer. The air traffic controller warned the aircraft after which it moved out of its territory.
Aviation Division Senior Joint Secretary and spokesperson Abdul Sattar Khokhar said Muscat authorities informed Pakistan on November 18 at 9:15 am that an aircraft was flying towards Pakistani airspace.
“However, the plane did not enter our airspace and remained in international airspace. The authorities contacted the airplane for identification, but it did not respond either,” he added.
Khosa said there are air spaces of other countries besides Pakistan about which the CAA could not say anything. “We must have noticed any aircraft if it had entered Pakistan’s limits.”
“The aircraft was of US origin. However, I cannot confirm if it was a military plane, a fighter or a bomber or a transport plane,” Khokhar added.