Recently, drones have been detected in the No-fly Zone near Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport for several times, disturbing normal take-off and landing of civil aviation flights. On April 14th, 17th, 18th and 21st 2017, over 100 flights were forced to land or return to the airport and over 10,000 passengers were stranded at the airport. The Chengdu Police has placed this case on file and started and will investigate and carry out punishments on relevant people involved in the case.
The malignant behaviors mentioned above not only threatened aviation safety and public safety, but also greatly deteriorated people’s impression on civil drones. As the leader of consumer drones, DJI denounced this kind of behavior and will work together with relevant supervision departments and the public to punish them.
Thus, DJI decided to offer rewards to informants who can provide useful clues to help find out the trouble-makers.
See the details as below:
Reward Period: April 25th 2017-December 31st 2017
Reward Target: During the reward period, those informants who can provide crucial clues and help track down the criminals and those who have direct contributions to solving the case.
Reward Amount: Maximum amount up to 1 million CNY
Report Approach: Contact Chengdu Police
DJI is obligatory to safeguard airspace safety and guarantee healthy development of drone industry. DJI expects to popularize and advocate drone safety awareness in society in order to lay foundation for civil drones’ healthy development in China.
April 25th 2017
According to news report, the details are as follows:
On April 14th (2:05pm), drones were detected in the No-fly Zone, 30 kilometers away in the north of the Airstrip West of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Three passenger planes were forced to detour and the flights on the ground was delayed for 5 minutes;
On April 17th, drones were detected in the No-fly Zone, 18 kilometers (Pidu District) away in the north of the Airstrip West of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Several flights within this area were forced to hover in the air and 12 flights inbound for Chengdu were forced to land at other airports;
On April 18th (6:26pm and 6:38pm), drones were detected in the No-fly Zones 3.7 kilometers (Shuangliu District) and 14.8 kilometers (Chongzhou District) away successively in the north of the Airstrip West of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. 22 flights were forced to land at other airports and 23 outbound flights were delayed.
Sichuan Provincial Public Security Bureau reported again on April 21st that 4 private drones were detected in Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. 58 flights were forced to land at other airports, 4 flights were forced to return to home and over 10,000 passengers were stranded in the airport.