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Dublin Airport temporarily suspends flights over drone sighting

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Flight operations at Dublin Airport was temporarily suspended due to confirmed sighting of a drone over the airfield, Ireland’s largest Airport said on Thursday.

Ireland’s Transport Minister, Shane Ross, announced a review of security at the country’s airports after drone activity caused severe disruption at London’s Gatwick Airport for more than 48 hours in December 2018.

Thursday’s Times newspaper quoted unidentified sources as saying police were investigating the possibility that a disgruntled employee or someone else with good knowledge of the airport layout could have caused the disruption at Gatwick.

A drone incursion also disrupted many flights at London’s biggest airport, Heathrow, for several hours on Jan. 8.

“Passengers should contact their airline’s website for flight updates.

“We will post updates here when they become available,” Dublin airport said on its Twitter page.

 

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