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37 flights delayed, one runway closed for 10 hours, due to unauthorised drones around Changi Airport

Sources: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/37-flights-delayed-one-runway-closed-for-10-hours-due-to-unauthorised-drones

 

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SINGAPORE - Some 37 flights were delayed and one of Changi Airport's two runways was closed for 10 hours, after unauthorised drones were spotted flying in the vicinity of the airport on Tuesday (June 18) and Wednesday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said on Wednesday evening.

 

"To ensure the safety of aircraft operations and passengers, the operations of one runway were suspended for short periods of time between 11pm on June 18 and 9am on June 19," said the authority in a statement to the media.

 

The CAAS noted that Changi Airport continued to operate with one runway while operations on the other runway were suspended.

 

The agency added that about 37 scheduled departure and arrival flights were delayed as a result, with one arrival flight being diverted to Kuala Lumpur.

 

A multi-agency team that includes the CAAS, Changi Airport Group, the Singapore Armed Forces and the police has been activated for search and locate operations.

 

Investigations are ongoing, said the authority.

 

"The authorities take a serious view of errant operations of unmanned aircraft which may pose threats to aviation or endanger the personal safety of others, and will not hesitate to take enforcement action against those who contravene regulations," said the CAAS.

 

Under the Unmanned Aircraft (Public Safety and Security) Act, the flying of drones within 5km of airports or military airbases, or at altitudes above 200ft (61m), without a permit is an offence.

 

Those found guilty of violating these regulations face a fine of up to $20,000 or up to 12 months in jail, or both penalties.

 

Drones have disrupted civil aviation elsewhere.

 

In December last year, unauthorised drone activity disrupted flights at London's Gatwick Airport for three days, affecting about 140,000 passengers and 1,000 flights.

 

In January, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min said in Parliament that there had been eight reports of unauthorised drones flying within 5km of Changi Airport over the past three years, though none of these cases involved intrusions into the airport.

 

 

Travel insurance companies must be very angry now. haha.

 

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Bring it down and throw the idiot drone operator in jail and give him the rotan.

 

:D

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Bring it down and throw the idiot drone operator in jail and give him the rotan.

 

:D

Put that guy sign extra two year ns drive drone
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ppl in our country like no hue the law already.

 

sad.  :o

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I thought they have a way to bring these drones down?

 

Jam signal perhaps?

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Ya. Must jail. Make an example of such idiots.of course fine too, so that he can pay for his own stay

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Have they even locate the drone owner?

Just get SAF sniper or those sport shooter to shoot it down.

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RSAF's anti-drone technologies in action this weekend in Jurong East

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/rsafs-anti-drone-technologies-in-action-this-weekend-in-jurong-east

 

 

who you gonna call ?

 

 

 

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Have they even locate the drone owner?

Just get SAF sniper or those sport shooter to shoot it down.

 

 

drone must have COE and license plate. problem solved.

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Drones are the new PMDs in the sky!

 

On the ground already so hard to catch, what more in the air?

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Kudo to CAAS for the swift decision and action. The impact of a drone coming into the path of a flying plane cannot be ignored. It can potentially cause harm to hundreds of people on the plane and in the vicinity.

 

The intruder (drone operator) MUST be jailed AND fined the max amount for the reckless act!! As the Chinese saying, Kill 1 to warn hundreds. I call for the court to take a tough stand on such offender, no second chance.

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The drone operator/owner should be made to pay for the costs of 37 flights delay and 10 hrs of disruption.

 

Failing which, he should be made to serve out the remaining days of his life in prison.

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The drone operator/owner should be made to pay for the costs of 37 flights delay and 10 hrs of disruption.

 

Failing which, he should be made to serve out the remaining days of his life in prison.

For all you wish, later the drone flyer turn out to be late teen or early 20s student, very often will be given probationary only .

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[laugh] Every "spa" sure have a few highly trained ones. Quick, mobilize them [laugh]

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RSAF's anti-drone technologies in action this weekend in Jurong East

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/rsafs-anti-drone-technologies-in-action-this-weekend-in-jurong-east

 

 

who you gonna call ?

 

 

 

Haahaa...did our so called RSAF ADT bring it down or killed it???....another honest mistakes...let's move on????

Another promotion in RSAF on the way....never mobilised our best SAF commando Snipers???? [confused]  [confused]

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For all you wish, later the drone flyer turn out to be late teen or early 20s student, very often will be given probationary only .

[laugh] Every "spa" sure have a few highly trained ones. Quick, mobilize them [laugh]

 

maybe much younger.... incident happens during school holidays

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It is a good test case to check if our anti drone team has the ability to tackle such problem. Round 1, they failed.

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