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Drone spotting shuts down Dubai airport

Factory-fresh planes being delivered to customers are often filled with goods and supplies destined for disaster-hit regions.
Source: Airbus Foundation
Factory-fresh planes being delivered to customers are often filled with goods and supplies destined for disaster-hit regions.

Dubai airport closed on Saturday, after a drone was spotted in its airspace.

The airport was closed for a little over an hour, grounding flights at another nearby airport that shared flight paths, according to The National, an Abu Dhabi government-owned news group.


Unauthorized drone flights have closed the Dubai airport before — twice already this year, in fact. Dubia airport is, by law, a no-fly zone for drones. Meanwhile, drones have become so ubiquitous that NASA is experimenting with air traffic control protocols that manage the low flying aircraft.

Read the full story at The National