An Unauthorized Drone On The Runway Brought Dubai Airport To A Standstill
No landings or takeoffs for 69 minutes this morning!
Dubai International Airport saw a short delay this morning as an unauthorized drone was spotted on the a runway. Reported by Flightradar24 Twitter account, a service that tracks real time flight information around the world. This incident occurred just before midnight and normal service was resumed precisely 69 minutes later normal service had resumed with Flightradar24 updating their twitter account to say the cause of delay was cause by a drone. The incident caused a bit of a stir on Twitter.
The early hours of the morning are usually peak time for planes landing in Dubai so this could have put the entire days schedule out of sync. I had landed at 8am this morning and there was no mention of any delay. Credit must go to the airport staff for handling the situation.
Flightradar24 were quick to report the incident
The disruption was caused by a drone
The earlier disruption at Dubai Airport was caused by a drone that was spotted near the airport. https://t.co/MFnIdo3Y8X— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) June 11, 2016
@librab103 Flights grounded due to a drone in the area. Looks to be open again.— Tony de la Mancha (@tonybalogna) June 11, 2016
Dubai Airports confirmed the slight delay
DXB airspace was closed due to unauthorised UAV activity for 69 minutes resulting in a number of diversions. Airspace reopened at 12.45— Dubai Airports (@DubaiAirports) June 11, 2016