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Drone Trouble:  Gatwick Airport to remain closed today

Drone Trouble: Gatwick Airport to remain closed today

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Dec 2018, 05:14 pm

London, Dec 21 (IBNS): Amid reports of drone sightings, Gatwick Airport in the UK will remain closed on Friday, officials said.

Officials said that the runaway will remain closed and all flights have been cancelled 'for the rest of the evening because of continued drone sightings in and around the airfield'.

"1of2 Gatwick's runway will remain closed and all flights are cancelled for the rest of the evening because of continued drone sightings in and around the airfield as we continue to work with police and security partners to resolve the situation," the airport tweeted.

"2of2 Passengers should check the status of their flight with their airline and not travel to the airport if their flight is not confirmed. We share passengers’ frustration and are grateful for their ongoing patience," it said.

Gatwick's chief operating officer Chris Woodroofe told BBC 120,000 passengers had been due to fly out since the airport closed its runway on Wednesday. 

As per the BBC report, police have been locked in a game of cat and mouse with the drone, and have received about 50 reports of the device being flown near the airfield since Wednesday evening.

No arrests have been made so far.

The Sussex Police tweeted: "#GatwickDrones | Earlier we appealed for information. We thank everyone for their help but we ask that information shared with us is focused on the identity or location of the #drone operator. We are employing all available options to deal with the drone."

Drone Trouble: Gatwick Airport to remain closed today

India Blooms News Service
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