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Drone at Delhi airport: Flight operations suspended for few minutes after Air Asia pilot spots alien object

Flight operations on Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport were halted for a few minutes on Sunday night after an Air Asia pilot spotted a drone near the runway.


  |  Updated On : August 20, 2017 09:27 PM
New Delhi :  

Flight operations on Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport were halted for a few minutes on Sunday night after an Air Asia pilot spotted a drone near the runway. 

According to reports, all three runways were closed and at least seven flights were diverted in the meantime. 

The flight operations have now resumed. More details on drone awaited. 

Updates: 

#AirAsia India confirms pilots of flight i5 799 spotted unidentified object flying close to aircraft while landing at IGI, Delhi: Statement

#Pilots followed normal procedure,carried out uneventful landing.Upon landing,pilot reported incident to Air Traffic Controller:AirAsia India

#Pilot informed airline’s Director Flight Ops & Head of Corporate & Flight Safety upon landing. Filed a report with the DGCA: Statement

#Statement from IGI Airport: On 20/08/17  at about 1909 hrs Air Asia flight no I5-799  pilot reported that he had seen a Drone like object near IGI Airport. In this regard  all 03 runways  Operation was closed as precautionary measure. At about 1955 hrs the operation of all the 03 runways resumed normally after clearance from Delhi police. Detail report is awaited.

#Air India 2 flight has been diverted : AI144 diverted, Chennai Delhi diverted to Lucknow

#The Air Asia spotted the drone at 7:09 PM. The runaway was closed from 7:12 PM till 7:55 PM. Delhi Police gave clearance at 7:55 PM

First Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017 08:24 PM


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