Saturday, August 11, 2018

Drone spotted over Delhi Airport ahead of Independence Day; police on high alert

A drone was spotted by an IndiGo Airlines pilot on August 9, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi, several weeks after drones were banned on account of upcoming Independence Day.

According to Times of India, Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) were alerted by a pilot of a Chennai-Delhi IndiGo flight, who claimed that the drone was three to five nautical miles from the airport. The Delhi police were soon informed of the sighting.

Confirming the incident, Delhi International Airport (DIAL) spokesperson said, "The ATC reconfigured the runway use pattern until the area was cleared." He added that flight operations were not affected.
10/08/18 Moneycontrol
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