Drone or UFO? Police yet to identify over 100 flying objects spotted at Delhi airport

Every month, nearly 6-7 cases of pilots getting distracted by different objects are reported from near the airport. In most of the cases, pilots tell the location in nautical miles because of which the police could not make a breakthrough in any of the over 100 cases reported in the past two years.

From balloons to flying parasol, to drones and laser lights, pilots landing at the country’s busiest airport in Delhi are having a tough time dealing with distractions while landing or taking off.

Every month, nearly 6-7 cases of pilots getting distracted by different objects are reported from near the airport.

In most of the cases, pilots tell the location in nautical miles because of which the police could not make a breakthrough in any of the over 100 cases reported in the past two years.

Police say usually, flight movement is not stopped when pilots report such sightings. But when the air traffic controller (ATC) feels, they order suspension of flights.

“The pilot gives details of height, altitude and nautical miles and based on that we pinpointed the area over where the plane was flying when laser lights distracted the pilot. In cases of balloon or drone-like objects, the radar does not show anything. Personnel posted at watchtowers have been asked to report if they notice any such object but investigation has hit a dead end. In almost every case, the pilot was five nautical miles away from Delhi, which means the laser light originated from outside the capital,” said a Delhi Police official.

Read More: Hindustan Times

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