Sat. Oct 1st, 2022
POLICE rushed to Glasgow Airport today after an “incredibly dangerous” criminal caused flight chaos.

The alarm was raised this afternoon following reports of a possible drone sighting.

The Sun

Cops rushed to Glasgow airport following reports of a drone sighting[/caption]

With two inbound aircraft forced to divert amid serious safety concerns.

An Emirates flight from Dubai was rerouted to Edinburgh while the British Airways’ Gatwick service landed in Prestwick.

Airport staff rushed to the airfield but the drone operator had fled the scene.

Cops are urging anyone with information to come forward.



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A Glasgow Airport spokesperson told the Daily Record: “Inbound aircraft were held on approach following a report of a possible drone sighting near the airport.

“Our airfield team and Police Scotland colleagues were deployed to the sighting area. There was no visible evidence of any drone activity on their arrival and operations resumed.

“The flight crews of the Emirates’ Dubai and British Airways’ Gatwick services took the decision to divert to Edinburgh and Prestwick airports respectively. Both services are currently refuelling and returning to Glasgow.”

“It is not only a criminal offence to operate a drone near an airport, it is also incredibly dangerous.

“Members of the public who witness or are aware of anyone operating a drone near the airport should contact immediately.”

Police Scotland has been approached for comment.

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We previously told how flights were left circling above Glasgow Airport after a runway had to be closed when a drone was spotted.

Planes above the airport were placed into a holding pattern after the drone was sighted near a plane over Drumchapel.

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