Thursday, December 28, 2017

Drone-like object halts operations at Delhi airport for 20 mins

Flight operations were suspended for around twenty minutes at the Delhi airport here today after a “drone-like object” was spotted at nearby area of the runways.

“The pilot spotted the object around 4 nautical miles away from the high-security Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport while landing at around 7.30am and reported the matter to the authorities,” said an official of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which looks after the airport security across the country.

Officials said that as precautionary measures, all three runways in the airport were closed until 7.50am. A team of the CISF, the Delhi Police and the aviation security had rushed to the spot. Flight operations resumed only after the authorities finished inspecting the area around the airport and no such object was found.
28/12/17 New Delhi Times