Flights delays as a result of an unknown object in the airspace
Aircraft were rerouted to safer routes after an unidentified flying object arrived in the airspace over northern China. The nature of the flying item was unknown, therefore pilots were unable to determine how to safely navigate around it.
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Something flying across Chinese airspace that cannot be identified
According to a report by Bloomberg News, a balloon of unknown origin was spotted over a city in northern China on Thursday, which caused the local airport to divert flights. This highlights the growing concern in both the United States and China about the presence of unknown objects in the airspace of the two countries.
Fears about mysterious flying objects have caused aircraft to make course adjustments.
According to a report by a local news station, many planes that were scheduled to depart from the capital of Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang, were rerouted to Chengding International Airport about noon.
a statement from the airport police after flights were rerouted
The police who were in charge of operating the airport were quoted as claiming that the relocation was necessary because the airspace had been "occupied" between the hours of 1100 and 1300 local time.
The shocking truth about the unidentified flying object that was spotted above China
The media source claimed that it later found out from the Civil Aviation Agency of Northern China that the disturbance was caused by a balloon. Nevertheless, it did not provide any other information regarding the balloon-like object.