Drone delays 55 flights in China

Beijing, May 29: A drone flying over an airport in southwest China has grounded 55 flights, official media reported on Sunday, May 29.

The unmanned aerial vehicle, spotted at 6:20 pm yesterday above Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport of Sichuan Province, caused the eastern runway to halt operation, leaving 55 flights delayed, state-run a news agency was quoted as saying by airport staff.


It is the first time that a drone has grounded flights at the airport. The runway resumed operation at 7:40 pm.


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