Drone scare at IGI Airport, operations disrupted
The drone-like device was glimpsed twice. Normal operations were also halted both times.
This comes a week after the MHA warned of 'airborne terror threats': terror outfits have newer modes of operation including small drones, Chinese lanterns and paragliding equipment, it had said.
Drone scare at IGI Airport
The UFO was first spotted by the pilot of a China Airlines flight while it was landing. Officials were alerted and the runway closed from 11:20am-12:20pm.
An Air Asia pilot again saw a flying object near Terminal 3 at 7:09pm when they were trying to land.
All three runways were again closed till 7:55pm.
At least four flights were diverted during the disruption.
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IGI, India's busiest airport, has seen drone scares before
According to reports, the IGI handles about 1,200 flights daily - up to 70 per hour during peak time. This isn't the first time a UFO has been spotted near it. Last year, three incidents were reported. In 2015, there were two similar incidents.