On Wednesday, Bergen Airport Flesland was closed for more than two hours following a warning about illegal drone activity.
The police received the first information around 4:30 in the morning. An observation reported that a drone was seen flying over the fjord from Flesland in the direction of the Norwegian naval base Håkonsvern.
– We contacted the Norwegian Armed Forces and evacuated personnel to both locations, head of mission Urjan Duvik told reporters on Wednesday morning.
Avinar decided to close the airport immediately before seven thirty. This has never happened before.
– Several sightings have been made and police are not sure if it was one or more drones. But we’re pretty sure there is at least one, Juvik said Wednesday.
Made his own observations
The last safe observation was made by a police patrol at Flesland at 06:48.
By then it had been two and a half hours since the first reports had arrived and the airport was closed.
The police have seized photographic and video evidence of this.
In the police video, a glowing object can be seen hanging above one of the airport buildings.
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Sightings of unidentified drones around oil and gas installations in the North Sea and on land are increasing.
Since mid-September – TV 2 has reviewed at least ten unidentified drone situations reported in the media at oil platforms, power installations, military areas or gas plants.
But in these cases, neither the police nor the facility owners provided photos or video of the drone observations.
Open investigation case
On Wednesday, it became clear that the PST will have centralized investigative responsibility in cases where Russian citizens are accused of illegal drone flights.
The PST also emphasizes that employees in the oil and gas sector, the armed forces and the technology sector are now particularly exposed to foreign intelligence.
The West Police District has opened an investigation after Wednesday’s incidents in Flesland and Hakonsvern, but there are no suspects.
They also did not deny that on further investigation PST could be involved.
Arne Fjellstad, the police prosecutor in the Western Police District, says that the police are still not 100 percent sure that it is the drone that is the video.
– But the police also have many observations about this, says Fjellstad.
– In Hakonsvern or Flesland?
– in both places.
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