London’s Gatwick airport shut down over drone sighting
The flights have been suspended after two drones were sighted near the runway at around 21.03, the airport said in a statement. The initial report was followed by “multiple reports of sightings” through the night, prompting a joint investigation by the Gatwick officials and Sussex Police.
A police helicopter was dispatched to track down the vehicle and its operator, so far without success.
The second-busiest airport in the UK has had to divert flights to Stansted, Luton and Heathrow.
The airport has advised anyone traveling on Wednesday or Thursday to check their flight status first, implying that the closure would last beyond Wednesday evening.
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