Leeds Bradford airport chaos as 'drone sighting' forces flights to be suspended

Police say that flights were temporarily halted just after 2.00pm, with one being diverted to Manchester. Other flights have been placed on hold.

Flights at an airport were suspended after a drone was sighted nearby.

Brit holidaymakers were furious as all flights at Leeds Bradford airport got grounded.

"Guess I could be sitting on this plane for a while".

The reports caused major disruption, affecting approximately 140,000 passengers and 1,000 flights.

Flights at Leeds Bradford Airport in the United Kingdom were held for almost an hour on Friday after a drone was seen flying near the runway.

"At 13:55 today, an inbound flight spotted a drone on approach to Leeds Bradford Airport".

There have been several high-profile drone incidents near airports in the past year.

Extinction Rebellion, who have threatened to fly drones at airports to stop planes from taking off, distanced themselves from the incident.

A drone led to the temporary closure of Leeds/Bradford Airport this airport.

'To be clear, this is *not* an Extinction Rebellion action and not something we'd support'.

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