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Traffic at Frankfurt airport halted due to drone sighting

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A drone sighting prompted a 30-minute stoppage of air traffic at Frankfurt airport, one of the world's busiest, on Friday, an airport spokesman said.

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Air traffic was halted from around 5.15 p.m. until 5.45 p.m., the spokesman said.

The incident involved a single drone and flights were back to normal, the airport wrote on Twitter. "No chaos," it said.

A spokeswoman for Germany's state-owned DFS air traffic controller said federal police searched the air space with helicopters before deciding to reopen it after 30 minutes.

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