Balloon Causes Multiple Flights to Divert at China’s Shijiazhuang Airport

On February 16, netizens released pictures on several platforms

showing that many flights to Shijiazhuang had been diverted or grounded.

In response , Shijiazhuang International Airport confirmed the situation and stated that it’s airspace was occupied by an unidentified flying object between the hours of 11:00am and 1:00pm .

The North China Regional Administration of Civil Aviation explained that the spotted UFO was finally determined to be a balloon.

图片[1]-Balloon Causes Flights to Divert at China’s Shijiazhuang Airport

At present, normal take-off and landing of flights at the airport has been restored , but the specific details of the balloon is still unknown .

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