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19 Dec, 2018 22:44

London’s Gatwick airport shut down over drone sighting

London’s Gatwick airport shut down over drone sighting

All inbound and outbound flights at London’s Gatwick airport have been suspended after drones were seen in its airspace, airport authorities have confirmed.

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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