Arrivals suspended at Newark airport after report of drone

Arrivals suspended at Newark airport after report of drone
© Greg Nash

Flight arrivals were briefly suspended Tuesday evening at Newark Airport after two reports of drone activity at a nearby airport, according to media reports.

The Federal Aviation Administration received reports around 5 p.m. from two flights that spotted a drone flying over Teterboro Airport, another airport in New Jersey, according to The Associated Press.


"Be advised there's something on final here we don't, we thought maybe it was a drone, uh, but there's, uh, definitely, uh, something on final here," a Southwest flight arriving from Phoenix reported, according to ABC7 in New York.

The Newark Airport resumed normal activity by 7 p.m., according to the AP.

The brief disruption came after drone sightings in London shut down Gatwick airport last month and Heathrow Airport earlier this month.

Gatwick was shut down for an extended period, leaving thousands of travelers stranded at the airport.

Heathrow resumed flights later on the same day as its drone sighting.