MILAN (AP) — Milan’s Malpensa Airport was temporarily closed by a drone flying near a terminal, forcing four planes to be redirected to nearby airports.
The airport operator SEA said Monday that the airport was closed for about a half hour after the drone was sighted around midday. Three flights landed at Milan’s Linate airport and a fourth in Turin.
Malpensa underwent a similar closure last month when a drone was spotted from the control tower several kilometers (at least two miles) away. Police were investigating both incidents.
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Drone sightings have caused major chaos at London airports in recent months. Rules by the Italian Civil Aviation Authority specify that drones are not permitted to fly within 5 kilometers (3 miles) of airports.
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