The sole A340-300 of German charter specialist USC (Germany) (XG, Frankfurt International) has returned to normal service after it was stuck in Kingston Norman Manley, Jamaica, last week over a charter flight debacle.

D-AUSC (msn 646) was on the ground in Kingston for five days after arriving on May 2, having departed from Dubai International and having transited via Cairo International, according to ADS-B data.

USC Managing Director Klaus Dieter Martin denied the aircraft was impounded by local authorities, as reported by local media.

"The aircraft was not detained," he told ch-aviation. "This was a roundtrip flight with a return [ticket] for all passengers. The passengers and crew entered the country, but the Jamaican authorities were not happy with the passengers, although they had granted [traffic rights] and landing rights based on the [passenger name list] provided to them in advance. USC agreed to fly the passengers back to the point of departure, but it took some time to rearrange their entry documents. This was the only reason the aircraft was in [Kingston] longer than planned," he explained.

According to the Jamaican Ministry of National Security, there appeared to have been anomalies and missing details in the initial flight permit application, but the necessary supporting documents were supplied later to the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, meeting the requirements, Radio Jamaica reported.

According to the ministry, two passengers on the flight did not appear on the submitted passenger manifest, raising suspicions of human trafficking, local newspaper The Gleaner reported.