Milan’s Malpensa Airport temporarily Closed by drone sighting

A drone flying forcing four planes to be redirected to nearby airports closed milan’s Malpensa Airport.

The airport operator SEA said following the drone was apprehended around midday, that the airport was shut for approximately a half hour. Three flights landed at Milan’s Linate airport and also a fourth in Turin.

Malpensa underwent a similar closure last month after a drone was spotted from the control tower a few km (at least 2 miles) away. Authorities were investigating both incidents.

Sightings have caused chaos in recent months in London airports. Rules by the Civil Aviation Authority specify that drones are not allowed to fly within 5 kilometers (3 miles) of airports.