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19-12-2018, 22:58   #1
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Gatwick closed (mod note post 1)

LGW has been closed for some time. Diversions in progress.


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19-12-2018, 23:00   #2
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Sky News just reporting that it's due to the presence of 2 drones over the airport. Hope they manage to catch whoever is responsible.
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BBC reporting its due to a drone being sighted near the field
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Looks like 4 x easyJet gone to Cardiff, 1 to CDG, 1 heading North over Milton Keynes and another to STN.

EDIT: Another 2 gone to CDG. The one heading North is gone to MAN.

EDIT: FR119 and EI249 LGW-DUB still on the ground. I wonder if the crew will be out of hours?

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Sky News just reporting that it's due to the presence of 2 drones over the airport. Hope they manage to catch whoever is responsible.
Bloody things should be licensed. Anybody who doesn't want to act the prat with them shouldn't have an issue.
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LGW Still closed , not expected to reopen the runway before 0800 . Massive disruption.
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A4096/18 NOTAMR A4095/18
Q) EGTT/QAZXX/IV/NBO/AE/000/023/5109N00011W003
A) EGKK B) 1812200619 C) 1812200900
E) AIRPORT UNAVALABLE DUE TO DRONE ACTIVITY WITHIN GATWICK ATZ
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Authorities believe it's a coordinated attack by persons with resources.
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Why can't they take these drones out of the sky. Apparently still flying? Eagles/ hawks or even the army/ RAF?
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Why can't they take these drones out of the sky. Apparently still flying? Eagles/ hawks or even the army/ RAF?
On BBC Radio 4 they said there was concern about stray bullets.
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Why can't they take these drones out of the sky. Apparently still flying? Eagles/ hawks or even the army/ RAF?
Or even a drone catcher! https://dronecatcher.nl/#specs
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Just fire off an EMP. Job done
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это не правда!!!
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это не правда!!!
Just doing some sight-seeing of the very historic Gatwick area
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Why can't they take these drones out of the sky. Apparently still flying? Eagles/ hawks or even the army/ RAF?
On BBC Radio 4 they said there was concern about stray bullets.
Not like there are many people hanging around the runway area likely to be hit. Not sure what the problem is, other than them finding a bullet on the runway in a few years time and having forgotten that they fired it so there being a security alert due to that.
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