Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024


NEW DELHI: Manipur‘s Imphal Airport was put on high alert and several flights were diverted on Sunday after some unidentified unmanned aerial vehicles/drones were detected in its airspace.
Authorities responded to the incident by shutting down airspace in and around Imphal, causing disruptions in flight services and leaving passengers stranded.
Officials said the objects, which were hovering at an altitude of about 500 feet, were spotted by Air Traffic Control around 2.40pm.The ATC immediately informed security agencies and access to Manpur’s airspace was briefly shut.
Imphal airport director Chipemmi Keishing confirmed the sighting of the drone.
The officer said the three flights that were delayed eventually took off after the “competent authority” gave security clearance.


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