STV News - Calum Loudon

Flights were suspended after a drone was spotted near Glasgow Airport on September 11.

A warning has been issued by Police Scotland after drones were spotted flying near Glasgow Airport.

Flights were suspended at the airport on Sunday, September 11, after the drone was seen flying in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow.

It is an offence to fly a drone in the flight restriction zone without permission from the airfield operator and air traffic control.

Police Scotland and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have now warned of the “catastrophic consequences” the remotely piloted aircraft can cause when flown in the proximity of an airport without permission, despite it seeming like a “harmless hobby”.

Inspector David Ferguson, of Police Scotland’s Aviation Security and Safety Unit, said: “There has been a significant growth in the use of drones and Police Scotland works in partnership with the CAA and airport operators to ensure compliant use.

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