Spain briefly closed the airspace over the northeastern region of Catalonia and three other regions on Friday, causing delays to around 300 flights, as remnants of a Chinese rocket passed by before hitting the ocean off Mexico’s coast, authorities said.

Spain briefly shuts part of airspace as Chinese rocket debris flies over

“Due to the risk associated with the passage of the space object CZ-5B through the Spanish airspace, flights have been totally restricted from 9:38 a.m. to 10:18 a.m. (0838-0918 GMT) in Catalonia and other communities,” Chinese rocket, Catalonia’s emergency service said on its Twitter account. Chinese rocket, According to Spanish airport operator Aena (AENA.MC), 300 flights out of the 5,484 scheduled to operate on Friday in its 46 Spanish airports were delayed due to air traffic restrictions.
China Manned Space agency said remnants from China’s most powerful rocket, the Long March 5B, re-entered the atmosphere at 6:08 p.m. Beijing time (1008 GMT), with most of them burning up and the rest touching down in the Pacific Ocean with coordinates 101.9 degrees west, 9.9 degrees north.

Source: Reuters