A drone hampered the approach of a passenger plane to the capital’s BER airport around 1000 meters above the factory of the US electric car manufacturer Tesla in Grünheide (Oder-Spree).

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The plane had to avoid the drone at an altitude of 3,000 feet on Saturday morning, the East Police Department reported on Sunday. In the course of the investigation measures initiated, no suspect could be identified.

It is determined because of dangerous interference in air traffic. The police pointed out that the Tesla factory was in the airport control zone.

There, drone flights without the approval of the air traffic control authority are only permitted up to a height of 50 meters. (dpa)