Anti-drone equipment at Gatwick after rogue flier disrupts flights

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Anti-drone equipment at Gatwick after rogue flier disrupts flights
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The chaos that saw 120,000 passengers unable to take off or land at Gatwick this week was the third time a drone has caused trouble at the airport in 18 months. The runway was closed twice on the evening of July 2 last year – once for nine minutes and once for five minutes – after a drone was spotted flying close to it. But that disruption only resulted in the diversion of just one British Airways and four easyJet flights – as well as some other planes put into holding patterns. Operations were suspended that evening from 6.10pm to 6.19pm, and again from 6.36pm to 6.41pm, after a drone was spotted on the airport’s final approach path. Then over the summer this year, a drone was said by the UK Airprox Board to have ‘put 130 lives at risk’ after nearly hitting an aircraft approaching the airport.

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