17 days, 9 flights and more than 100 flights! Chengdu airport drones are accused of being behind the scenes.

  CCTV News:At about 18: 00 on April 30, another incident of UAV interfering with civil aviation flight occurred at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, resulting in 10 alternate flights. Previously, since April 14, there have been eight incidents of drone interference in Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, causing a total of more than 100 flights to be alternated, returned or delayed, which is unprecedented in density and harm.

  On April 20th, the Sichuan Provincial Public Security Department issued an official notice to sort out three incidents of "unmanned aerial vehicles disturbing navigation" from 14th to 18th:

  At 14: 05 on April 14th, in the area 30 kilometers north of the west runway of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (located in Pidu District), UAV activities were found in the airport clearance protection area, which caused three flights over Chengdu to bypass, and the ground flight of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport waited for 5 minutes.

  At 14: 13 on April 17th, in the area 18km north of the west runway of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (located in Pidu District), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were found in the airport clearance protection area, which caused many intra-regional flights to wait in the air, causing 12 flights to Chengdu to alternate to other airports.

  At 18: 26 and 18: 38 on April 18th, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were found in the airport clearance protection zone, 3.7 km north of the west runway of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (located in Shuangliu District) and 14.8 km on the same side (located in chongzhou city), respectively, resulting in 22 flights to Chengdu being diverted to other airports, and 23 flights leaving the port delayed.

  Although the public security department made it clear on the same day that "once discovered, the relevant departments will pursue criminal responsibility according to law", the "unmanned aerial vehicle jamming" at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport reached a "small climax" on April 21.

  In the afternoon of April 21st, during the three hours, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport was interfered by four "Black Flying" drones, resulting in 58 flights being diverted to Xi ‘an, Chongqing, Guiyang and Mianyang airports, and four planes returning, and more than 10,000 passengers were stranded at the airport.

  Moreover, on April 26, April 27 and April 30 last week, Chengdu Shuangliu Airport once again suffered from "unmanned aerial vehicle interference" incidents.

  A person in charge of a flight club said that he also thought this was a case before.However, the recent practice of ignoring public safety and openly provoking the bottom line of the government and the public is somewhat unreasonable. "If it is once or twice, it is normal, but it cannot be considered as an isolated incident when it happens so many times."

  Three "black flies" were arrested. The progress in detecting nine cases of "unmanned aerial vehicles disturbing navigation" has not yet been announced.

  On April 22, Chengdu police officially reported two cases of illegal flight of unmanned aerial vehicles in the clearance area that had not been "disturbed".

  @ Chengdu Jinniu Public Security Bulletin, "At 17:30 pm on April 19th, our bureau received instructions from the command center of the Municipal Bureau, and someone was flying a drone on Xingke North Road in Jin Quan. The patrol police immediately rushed to the scene and arrested Zhao (male, 33 years old, from this city) who was illegally operating the drone in the clearance area of Shuangliu Airport. "

  @ Ping An Shuangliu Bulletin, "At 11 o’clock on April 21, 2017, our bureau received a report from the masses, and someone flew a drone on an unnamed road in Xiehe Street. The patrol police immediately rushed to the scene and arrested Dai (male, 21 years old, from Chengdu) who was controlling the drone flight in Shuangliu Airport Clearance Protection Zone. "

  On April 23, Chengdu police officially announced a case of illegal flight of drones seized:

  Qingyang District Branch of Chengdu Public Security Bureau @ Ping An Qingyang issued a police notice: "At 12 o’clock on April 23, 2017, our bureau received a report from the masses that someone flew a drone in Jindu Community, No.3 Tonghuimen Road. The police of our bureau immediately rushed to the scene and intercepted Lin (male, 30 years old, from Fujian) who was flying the drone in the clearance protection area of Shuangliu Airport. "

  All three notices pointed out that, in view of the fact that the above actions have not affected the normal take-off and landing of airport flights, at present, according to the provisions of Item 2, Paragraph 1, Article 23 of the Law on Public Security Administration Punishment, the above-mentioned persons are punished by administrative detention for 5 days in order to disturb the order of public places.

  Up to now, Chengdu police have not announced the detection progress of the aforementioned nine cases of "unmanned aerial vehicles disturbing navigation".

  Drones endanger take-off and landing: it is forbidden to fly around within a radius of 30 kilometers of the airport.

  Why are drones repeatedly banned in the airport clearance protection zone? What impact will its appearance have on airports and flights?

  An aviation industry source who did not want to be named revealed that drones, balloons, birds, Kongming lanterns, etc. appeared in the airport clearance protection area.It will disrupt the normal flight order. When the plane avoids them, it may change its route. In case of an emergency, it may collide. "That must be a major disaster."

  He said that if the flight encounters a drone, when the crew or air traffic controllers get the news, they will immediately notify the airport public security bureau, then report it step by step and notify the local police station. If the coordinates of the drone have been located, it will be required to land. There is no positioning in a short time. Usually, in order to avoid tragedy, the plane will be commanded to hover at high altitude and wait for or alternate to other airports.

  At the same time, a captain who flies A330 aircraft in Sichuan Airlines revealed that civil aviation is the most dangerous when taking off and landing. At this time, "the flying height is very low, only more than 1,000 meters, and the flying speed is very fast, with a speed of about 300 kilometers per hour." In this case, if you encounter a bird weighing 3 kg, the impact on the aircraft will be very great. "When the flying height of the drone coincides with the height of the plane when it descends, once it collides, the highly combustible lithium battery of the drone will cause great harm to the aircraft engine."

  Flying drones found in 12 districts and counties involved in Sichuan clearance area can be reported.

  In response to such "black flying" and "flying around" behaviors, on September 1 last year, the Sichuan Provincial Public Security Department, the Air Force Staff of the Western Theater, the Southwest Regional Administration of Civil Aviation, and the Southwest Regional Air Traffic Management Bureau of Civil Aviation jointly formulated and issued the Notice on Strengthening the Security Protection of the Clearance Area of Military and Civil Aviation Airports in the Province, emphasizing that it is forbidden to engage in flying activities such as drones and aviation models in the airport clearance area, and it is strictly forbidden to fly Kongming lanterns and unmanned free balloons.

   The circular also encourages the masses to actively discover, persuade and report illegal acts that may disrupt flight safety. For those who still refuse to listen to dissuasion after criticism and education, the public security organs will jointly investigate and deal with the air force, civil aviation and other relevant departments according to law if they release small aircraft such as drones and model airplanes and airborne objects that disrupt the air operation order of the airport and threaten the flight safety of military and civil aviation; Those who intentionally commit illegal and criminal activities and violate the administration of public security shall be punished by the public security organs according to law. If the circumstances are serious enough to constitute a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.

  Special reminder: Can drones fly? Can! But you have to apply!

  Can drones fly within the clearance protection zone of Shuangliu Airport? If you can fly, how to operate it is not "black flying" and "flying around"? At present, fliers can apply in two ways: the first way is to prepare materials for themselves and submit applications to the Western Theater and the Southwest Civil Aviation Bureau; The second is submitted through the Southwest UAV Flight Service Center.

  According to the relevant person in charge, if the drone flies in the clearance protection area, it must submit a declaration to the service center, and then carry out the flight plan after approval. In addition, like cars, drone drivers must be trained to learn meteorology, airspace regulations, flight principles, etc., and obtain corresponding qualifications after passing the exam.