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Drone Forces Hour-long Closure of Dubai Airport

12 June 2016 11:37

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A rogue drone disrupted air traffic at Dubai International Airport for more than an hour on Saturday, said the operator of one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs.

“DXB airspace was closed due to unauthorized UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) activity for 69 minutes resulting in a number of diversions,” Dubai Airports said in a statement on its Twitter account, using its code.

“Airspace reopened at 12:45 (0845 GMT)” on Saturday, it added.

As a result, some flights were delayed for four hours and four flights were diverted, the 7Days newspaper reported.

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