Fire on Abu Dhabi Airport results in disruption for flight operations

Jan 17, 2022: A suspected drone strike targeting the airport in Abu Dhabi by Yemen’s Houthi rebels that killed three people, “resulted in a short disruption for a small number of flights” according to authorities.

A spokesman for Etihad Airways said normal operations at the airport had resumed quickly. The disruption was the result of “precautionary measures”.

“The safety and comfort of our guests and staff is our top priority,” the spokesman added.

On the same day, another fire in Abu Dhabi exploded in three petroleum tankers in Musaffah. Two Indians and a Pakistani were killed and six others were injured in the incident. Police added that the fire at ICAD 3 near ADNOC storage tank has been contained.

Preliminary investigations suggest the drones may have been the cause of both fires. Abu Dhabi police said flying objects fell in both areas just before the fire broke out.

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