'Suspected drone' diverts 2 flights at Dubai airport



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international travel, says "suspected drone activity" caused it to divert two flights.

The airport says the incident affected flights from 12:36 p.m. to 12:51 p.m. Sunday.

Alleged drone sightings have previously disrupted flights into the airport, which is the base of the long-haul carrier Emirates.

Emirates said the flights were theirs, with one going to Sharjah and the other landing at Dubai's second airport.

Drone owners are now required to register with the United Arab Emirates' General Civil Aviation Authority. Authorities also ban hobbyists from putting cameras or lasers on their drones and flying in certain areas.

Program Guide

  • Bloomberg Radio
    2:00AM - 7:00AM
     
    Bloomberg Radio is the world's only global 24-hour business radio station.   >>
     
  • Best Stocks Now
    7:00AM - 8:00AM
     
    Bill Gunderson provides listeners with financial guidance that is both   >>
     
  • Bloomberg Radio
    8:00AM - 9:00AM
     
    Bloomberg Radio is the world's only global 24-hour business radio station.   >>
     

See the Full Program Guide