Chinese airport shut for hours following kite scare

A Chinese airport was shut when a person started flying a kite on its runway.

Updated: May 16, 2010, 15:34 PM IST

Beijing: A Chinese airport was closed down for four hours when a person started flying a kite on its runway, disrupting landing and take off operations.

Taoxian International Airport in Shenyang, capital of the northeastern province of Liaoning, resumed operation on Saturday after officials removed the person flying a kite from the landing zone.

More than 10 incoming flights and a number of outgoing flights were delayed due to the incident, Xinhua news agency reported.

The airport resumed operation at about 5 pm.

The Taoxian International Airport operates 70 domestic and 35 international flights.