10,000 Passengers Left Stranded in China after Drone Incident

///10,000 Passengers Left Stranded in China after Drone Incident

10,000 Passengers Left Stranded in China after Drone Incident

I’ve got a bit more detail on the recent Chinese flight disruption. We now know of at least one arrest. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more to follow. Just consider the monetary damage of 10,000 passengers left stranded.

An illegal flying stunt of a group of four drones caused more than 60 flights to get disrupted on Friday — the third such incident in a week.

More than 10,000 passengers were left stranded, as a result.

According to a report by China News Service, Chengdu’s Shuangliu International Airport received reports of four drones flying within the protected zone of the airport, with one even passing below an incoming flight.

Some 58 flights ended up getting diverted to other nearby airports, with four others forced to return, and more than 10 cancelled, on the day.

One person was arrested for illegal drone flying on Saturday, according to the South China Morning Post.

60 flights were disrupted after a group of drones were flown illegally over an airport

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:33+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Drone Law, Drones|Comments Off on 10,000 Passengers Left Stranded in China after Drone Incident

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