Drone sightings disrupt Singapore flights for second time


Drone sightings have disrupted flights at Singapores main airport for the second time in a week, authorities said, as the devices increasingly cause havoc for air traffic worldwide.

About 18 arrivals and departures were delayed and seven flights diverted at Changi Airport late Monday “due to bad weather and unauthorized drone activities”, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said.

The disruption lasted about an hour, it said.

Last week Changi, one of Asias busiest hubs, closed one of its runways for short periods due to unauthorized drone flying, disrupting dozens of flights.

It is against the law in Singapore to fly a drone within five kilometers (three miles) of an airport without a permit.

Drones are increasingly disrupting flights at airports around the world. Londons Gatwick was paralyzed for 36 hours in DeRead More – Source

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