Leeds Bradford International Airport LBA

Flights at Leeds Bradford Airport in the United Kingdom were held for nearly an hour on Friday after a drone was seen flying near the runway.
An inbound flight noticed the drone while on approach, causing a 45-minute closure.
Flights resumed after a search — numerous flights were delayed, and one diverted to nearby Manchester.
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Flights to and from Leeds Bradford Airport in Northern England were held for nearly an hour Friday afternoon following a drone sighting in the area.

Inbound flights were seen on flight-tracking websites circling in holding patterns near the airport, before one was forced to divert to Manchester Airport, while departing flights were held on the ground.

“Stuck on a plane at #LeedsBradford Airport because there’s a drone flying nearby. All flights halted,” one stranded passenger tweeted while waiting to take off.

According to a spokesperson for the airport, the drone was spotted by a pilot on an inbound flight.

While Leeds Bradford is a relatively smaller regional airport — the 15th busiest in the UK, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority — the Friday afternoon delays came in the midst of peak summer travel season.

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