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Drone intrusion shuts down Dubai, Sharjah airports

30-Oct-2016 :

Dubai/Sharjah: For the third time this year, a drone intrusion into high-security airspace has briefly suspended operations at Dubai International Airport suspended operations while nearby Sharjah International Airport also shuttered its airspace.


Federal aviation officials said both airports closed air operations for nearly 90 minutes on Saturday evening to ensure the airspace was clear of drone interference.


Saif Al Suwaidi , Director General of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), confirmed the temporary closures of the airports in a statement after normal flight operations resumed.


“Airspace around Sharjah and Dubai International was closed from 7:25pm to 9:10pm this evening  due to unauthorised drone activity resulting in a number of delays at the airport," Al Suwaidi said.


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