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Flight ops suspended twice at Delhi airport as drone-like object spotted

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On Aug 20 flight operations were suspended twice today at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here after “drone-like objects” were spotted on the runways on two different occasions.

Around 1116 hours, a pilot of a China Airline flight coming from Taipei to New Delhi noticed a flying object at the time of landing at runway 28/10, which was shut thereafter for operations from 1120 to 1220 hours, for airport security. Again a “drone-like object” was spotted by an AirAsia pilot around 1910 hours, following which operations were suspended on all three runways of the airport for about 45 minutes. Flight operations resumed at 1955 hours after clearance from the Delhi Police.

The Air Asia pilots followed normal procedure and carried out an uneventful landing, & reported the incident to the Air Traffic Controller as per procedure.The airline Air has also filed a report with aviation regulator DGCA.

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