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Operations at IGI airport suspended briefly after a drone spotted

By Vikas

The operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport were suspended on Sunday evening after a drone was spotted near the airport, said reports.

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The drone was spotted by a pilot who reported it to the authorities. An AirAsia pilot coming from Goa reported about the drone at Delhi airport while landing.

"AirAsia India confirms pilots of flight i5 799 spotted unidentified object flying close to aircraft while landing at IGI, Delhi...Pilots followed normal procedure, carried out uneventful landing.Upon landing, pilot reported incident to Air Traffic Controller," an air asia statement said.

All the three runways at the IGI have been shut and reports say that two flights were diverted. One flight each of GoAir and IndiGo were diverted to Jaipur

Operations were later resumed after being stopped briefly.

In February, a pilot of a private airline spotted a 'drone-like object' flying in the vicinity of the domestic airport in Mumbai. Following this, the pilot immediately alerted the Air Traffic Control(ATC). The pilot had informed the ATC that he spotted a drone-like object approximately 3 nautical miles from the runaway.

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