Dublin Airport Forced to Suspend All Flights Due to Drone Sighting over Airfield

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Dublin Airport was forced to suspend all flights due to what it described as a "confirmed sighting of a drone" over its airfield.

Dublin Airport Forced to Suspend All Flights Due to Drone Sighting over Airfield

In a statement released on Twitter, the airport said: "For safety reasons we are temporarily suspending flight operations Dublin Airport due the confirmed sighting of a drone over the airfield, The Telegraph reported.

"Passengers should contact their airline's website for flight updates. We will post updates here when they become available."

But just 15 minutes later, the airport announced "flight operations" had resumed.

The statement added: "We apologize for any inconvenience. The safety and security of passengers is always our key priority."

Airport police were seen questioning motorists at a site near the airport which is popular with plane spotters.

It comes just two months after reported drone sightings caused havoc at Gatwick airport.

The West Sussex airport was on lockdown for 36 hours in December, disrupting more than 140,000 passengers.

Passengers eventually got on the move again on December 21, but three days later there was more disruption when another drone sighting saw flights grounded at Heathrow, an incident for which a man has been charged.

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