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Flights London Gatwick again shut down due to drones

The air traffic to and from the Uk airport London Gatwick Airport on Thursday morning again shut down after the drones have been identified. Wednesday night was the traffic also stopped because of drones.

Gatwick will continue until 10: 00 Dutch time closed. The airport offers via Twitter to apologize for the situation and points out that safety is the first priority. Together with the police is investigating the case.

Wednesday night there was mention of a flying, unmanned drone that close to the runway would have considered. Later in the evening was a second drone reported. Both vehicles would be about the airport are flown.

Thursday morning around 4.00 pm and gave the air traffic control the airspace. Three minutes later it was again closed, because there are new reports about drones had entered.

London Gatwick has the presence of the drones confirmed and all flights postponed for as long as the investigation lasts. The police are looking for with ground vehicles and helicopters to drones. Aircraft ready to take off down and have the passengers returned to the terminals.

Due to drone activity on the airfield at Gatwick, all arriving and departing flights are currently suspended. Please check with your airline before travelling to the airport today. We’re sorry to everyone affected, safety is our number 1 priority . https://t.co/LN7y8GCJoN

AvatarAuteurGatwick_AirportMoment of plaatsen07:22 – december 20, 2018

Flights diverted to Paris and Amsterdam

Flights at the airport had to countries were diverted to other airports, including the other two airports in London Heathrow and Luton and Manchester. There were also some aircraft diverted to Amsterdam and Paris.

According to the airport, the delay to Thursday afternoon last. Gatwick airport is asking travelers not to get to the airport before they have informed their airline.

Gatwick airport, situated 50 kilometers south of the capital, after Heathrow the busiest airport in Great Britain.

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