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East Midlands Airport Disruption - caused by drones

Recent reports of drone sightings near Donington Park have resulted in some operational disruption at East Midlands Airport during the last 48 hours. This has primarily affected the night-cargo operation, but a small number of passenger flights have been diverted to other airports this afternoon.

The safe operation of the EMA aerodrome is a number one priority, and the airport continues to work closely with Leicestershire Police to monitor the situation and will take appropriate action where necessary. This includes a heightened police and security presence at the Download Festival including enhanced patrols of the site and surrounding areas.

It has also been necessary at times to delay some arriving aircraft using holding patterns, to maintain safety. As a result, local communities may see and hear more unusual aircraft activity. The airport is working hard to minimise any disruption and apologises for any disturbance caused.

Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 18:07 by Jacqui Storer

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