Arsehole ruins Christmas after the drone flying over the runway at Gatwick Airport


The flights to London Gatwick airport are suspended after drones have flown over the runway, reports the BBC.

The two drones were spotted hovering near the runway late Wednesday night, causing flight cancellations and diversions. According to the BBC, some airlines have redirected their aircraft to Amsterdam and Paris, as well as other British airports, including Cardiff, Luton and Manchester.

Gatwick reopened the track at 3:01 this morning, but was forced to close it just 45 minutes later after a new drone observation.

At the time of writing, flights to and from the airport are still suspended. According to Eurocontrol, the airport is expected to resume flights at around 10 pm UK time, although passengers can expect serious delays as the airport tries to resume its normal service.

Passengers departing from Gatwick were asked to check with their airline if their flight was delayed or canceled. In a statement posted on Twitter, the airport said: "We advise anyone traveling from Gatwick or who will pick someone up at the airport Thursday 20th December to check the status of their flight. "

British law prohibits flying a drone within 1 km of an airport. If you get caught, you risk a five-year prison sentence and an unlimited fine. It is easy to understand why this crime calls for such severe punishment, because of the potential risk to human life and the massive disruption it causes.

Gatwick is the busiest single runway airport in the world. During the month of December, he sees on average 661 aircraft movements a day. This year, a record number of passengers, 2.9 million, are expected to leave the airport during the Christmas holidays, as people desperately try to return home for the Christmas holidays. In other words, this disturbance could not have come at a worse time.

And given that the closure lasted for an extended period of time, it is inevitable that repercussions will occur on flights scheduled to depart in the days leading up to Christmas. This inevitably means that people will have less time to spend with their loved ones during the holiday season. And why? All because some fools probably wanted to take "cool" aerial photos – or worse, just wanted to do battle.

What a sting.

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