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Five flights diverted from Incheon due to drone

/ 11:04 AM September 27, 2020
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Incheon International Airport Corporation via The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

SEOUL — Five flights were diverted from Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, due to suspected drone activity on Saturday, the airport operator said.

A passenger airplane of Russia’s S7 Airlines, two cargo flights of South Korea’s Asiana Airlines and two cargo flights of American Airlines were redirected to nearby Gimpo International Airport between 1:40 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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They could not land “due to an unidentified flying object, which appears to be an illegal drone,” an Incheon International Airport Corp. official said.

Police found a middle-aged real estate agent was flying a drone to make a promotional video of an apartment and handed the person over to the aviation authorities. Yonhap

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