Flights from Germany's Frankfurt airport have been suspended, while inbound flights have been diverted to other airports after an unidentified drone was spotted flying near the airport, police and air traffic controllers said on Monday.
"There are currently no departures and landings,'' police said in a tweet.
⚠ #Update:— Bundespolizei Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (@bpol_air_fra) March 2, 2020
Aufgrund neuerlicher Sichtungen erteilt die DFS @dfs_de weiterhin keine Start- und Landeerlaubnisse. Die polizeilichen Maßnahmen dauern an. Ein #Polizeihubschrauber der @Polizei_Ffm ist im Einsatz. #Drohne https://t.co/R4xp46vfBY
Frankfurt Airport has been closed for 90 minutes now. More than 70 flights have been diverted to other airports.— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) March 2, 2020
According to @eurocontrol airport might remain closed until 14:00 local time. pic.twitter.com/HcorSLY9CE
Meanwhile, Reuters reported citing Fraport, the airport's operator that all flights have resumed. According to the company's spokesman, a total of flights were cancelled and 64 were redirected due to the drone sighting.
Frankfurt airport is one o Europe's busiest hubs and the main base for German's Lufthansa airline.