Gatwick Airport reopens for limited flights after rogue drones over the runway shut it down for 32 hours

Business Insider | 12/21/2018 | Reuters, Reuters
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Britain's Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a rogue drone saboteur wrought travel chaos for hundreds of thousands of Christmas travelers by playing cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army.

After the biggest disruption at Gatwick, Britain's second busiest, since a volcanic ash cloud in 2010, Gatwick said its runway was open and that a limited number of aircraft were scheduled for departure and arrival.

Britain - Snipers - Drone - Operator - Style

Britain called in the military and police snipers to hunt down the drone and its operator who flew what is thought to be an industrial style drone near the airport every time it tried to reopen.

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a rogue drone saboteur wrought travel chaos for hundreds of thousands of Christmas travelers by playing cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army.

Disruption - Gatwick - Britain - Busiest - Ash

After the biggest disruption at Gatwick, Britain's second busiest, since a volcanic ash cloud in 2010, Gatwick said its runway was open and that a limited number of aircraft were scheduled for departure and arrival.

"Gatwick's runway is currently available and a limited number of aircraft are scheduled for departure and...
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