Drone spotted near Ataturk Airport

Türkiye Materials 12 July 2016 07:27 (UTC +04:00)

A drone was spotted by a pilot on the flight route to Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on July 11.

A pilot who was about to land saw the drone and informed the airport’s air traffic control center.

Airport officials have notified the police due to the ban on flying drones in the area.

There are signs in English and Turkish around the airport saying that flying drones is forbidden, and police have started an investigation into the incident.

Atatürk Airport has been on high alert after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terror attack that claimed 45 lives and wounded dozens on June 28.