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Dublin Airport flights temporarily suspended after drone sighting

February 22, 2019 / Airport Technology

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) ordered the airport authorities to suspend operations for 30 minutes when a pilot reported a drone flight over the airfield at around 11.30am.The airport authorities grounded all aircraft scheduled to take off, while three incoming flights were diverted.Using its official Twitter account, the airport said: “For safety reasons we are temporarily suspending flight operations @DublinAirport due (to) the confirmed sighting of a drone over the airfield.”It said that travellers should check with their airlines before leaving for the airport.