Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-Somalia’s Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday denied permission to a cargo plane registered in Thailand to enter into the country’s airspace as it was trying to make flights to Hargeysa, northwest Somalia and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

The Aviatoin Agency said in a statement that the plane failed to provide details of the cargo and then it decided to take legal action against it, bringing the cause to let the plane return back.

This is the second consecutive move that the Somali Civil Aviation Authority take action against flights heading to Hargeysa, the administrative capital of Somaliland.

The Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday said that it suspended an unscheduled, Ethiopian Arline flight heading to Hargeysa to land after confirming that the airline had no permission to do so.

“Today, the Somali Civil Aviation Authority took action to turn back an Ethiopian Airlines plane, Dash 8-Q400, flight number ET8372, from Somali airspace as it was found to be unauthorized. Adhering to international air rules and our rules, flights must obtain proper permission before entering airspace”, said the agency.

The statement said that the Authority emphasized that unlicensed aircraft will not be allowed to enter the country’s airspace, prioritizing order and cooperation with global counterparts.

The Aviations’ comment yesterday came following reports of the two Ethiopian Airlines that were planning to land in Hargeysa, Somaliland today, but one of the flights carrying passengers landed while the other one was the plane in which the Government denied access to follow suit.

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