Drone sighting closes Frankfurt airport for an hour

FRANKFURT — Officials in Germany say a drone sighting has closed Frankfurt's busy international airport for an hour.

An airport spokesman said Thursday that a pilot reported seeing a drone and the airport was closed down from about 7:20 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. (0520 GMT until 0620 GMT) while German federal police searched for the drone and its operator with a helicopter. The airport has since reopened.

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Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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