02 March 2020, Monday 15:01:28

Flights grounded at Frankfurt Airport!

Germany’s Frankfurt Airport has suspended operations after drones were sighted flying near the air hub. The airport has suffered from targeted drone disruptions in the past.

Germany’s Frankfurt Airport has suspended operations after drones were sighted flying near the air hub. The airport has suffered from targeted drone disruptions in the past.

All inbound flights to Frankfurt are being diverted to nearby airports. Flight monitoring website Flightradar24 reported that no flights have been landing or taking off for more than an hour, and police say they are investigating the matter.

A spokesman for the federal police said the drone was sighted by a pilot in the southern area of ​​the airport around 11.15am local time. Police have deployed a helicopter as part of a hunt to locate both the drone and its operator.

Last month the airport's operations were temporarily suspended due to what police described as “targeted disruptive action” by drones in the area.

According to German media, Frankfurt is the country’s most drone-prone air hub. The airport experienced 28 drone sightings or incidents last year, followed by Berlin-Tegel and Munich, which each recorded 15 incidents, and Düsseldorf with 12.

Flights grounded at Frankfurt Airport!

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