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All planes from St. Petersburg airport have been grounded

Transcript of Dagens Nyheter, 2023-02-28 10:56

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Pulkovo Airport in Saint Petersburg.  Archive the photo.

Photo: Alexander Demyanchuk / TASS

Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport suspended incoming and outgoing flights on Tuesday. This was at the same time that unconfirmed Russian media reports were circulating about the sighting of an unidentified object flying over the city, according to the reports. Reuters.

Authorities in St. Petersburg announced via Telegram on Tuesday that all plans had been cancelled. However, at twelve o’clock local time, the flight ban was lifted and the plane could take off again.

According to Reuters, data from the Flightradar website showed that a number of domestic flights bound for Saint Petersburg had to be rotated. The airspace over the city was previously closed, but it was reopened shortly thereafter.

No official reason was given for the discontinuation.

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