A UFO scare near Beijing International Airport caused two civilian flights to be diverted. The UFO turned out to be a drone used by a local Beijing company for surveying. The four men operating the drone were arrested for not adhering to proper unmanned aerial vehicle regulations.
According to the South China Morning Post, China’s Civil Aviation Administration picked up a UFO on radar at 11 am on Sunday. It was flying at an altitude of around 2000 feet, and traveling at more than 60 miles per hour.
Two civilian airplanes were diverted in order to steer clear of the UFO, resulting in dozens of flight delays. Police scrambled a helicopter, which discovered the drone and forced it to land.
The drone that caused all of the commotion is a modified remote controlled airplane used for survey work. However, the proper permission was not obtained before the flight near the airport was conducted. Four men who were operating the drone were arrested for “endangering public security” which caused “seriously interrupted flight orders.”